Adjunctive therapies for bacterial keratitis

Turki Dakhil, Donald Stone, David Gritz

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Abstract

Bacterial keratitis is the most common type among all types of infectious keratitis. Currently, antibiotics are the main-stay of treatment. The objective of this systematic review is to review published clinical studies which discuss the adjunctive treatment of bacterial keratitis to guide clinical decision-making. We reviewed the role of a variety of medications and surgeries which can help in managing bacterial keratitis complications, which include as thinning, perforation, and impaired wound healing. We have included appropriate animal and laboratory studies, case reports and case series, and randomized clinical trials regarding each therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalMiddle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Adjunctive therapy
  • bacterial keratitis
  • corneal ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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