Atypical mycobacterium keratitis associated with penetrating keratoplasty: Case report of successful therapy with topical gatifloxacin 0.3%

Ana Lilia Perez-Balbuena, Virginia Vanzzini-Zago, Manuel Garza, Diego Cuevas Cancino

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Abstract

Purpose: To report successful therapy with gatifloxacin 0.3% ophthalmic solution (Zymar) in a patient with atypical mycobacterium keratitis after penetrating keratoplasty. Methods: A 58-year-old patient was referred for evaluation of microbial keratitis after penetrating keratoplasty. Results: Clinical examination of the patient revealed an infiltrate at the inferior graft-host junction with a satellite lesion with a mild inflammatory reaction in the anterior chamber. Microbiologic evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of atypical mycobacteria keratitis. The corneal abscess was completely eradicated with a topical course of gatifloxacin 0.3% with preservation of graft clarity and good visual acuity. Topical treatment with gatifloxacin 0.3% was continued for an additional period of 5 months. Conclusion: Topical gatifloxacin 0.3% may be successfully used to treat microbial keratitis resulting from atypical mycobacteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-470
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology

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