Volume : X, Issue : VIII, August - 2020

Clinical and epidemiological profile of corneal ulcer in Western Rajasthan

Dr. Ayushree Yadav, Dr. Arvind Chauhan

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Introduction Present study was conducted to assess the clinical profile, microbiological profile of infectious keratitis and to identify risk factors. Methodology A study was conducted on 98 clinically diagnosed patients of corneal ulcer with age above 6 years. Patients with viral keratitis, Mooren’s ulcer/ marginal ulcer and neurotrophic ulcer were excluded. A detailed evalulation of all the patients was done including the slit lamp bimicroscopy and corneal scrapping were taken for staining and culture. Results The mean age of patients was 49.7 years with 60% males and 40% females. The disease was more prevalent in agriculture worker followed by household worker and labourer. Among most common pre–disposing factors include trauma from veg foreign bodies, wooden matter etc. On microbial culture 71.7% patients found to be positive out of them 37.5% were fungal positive and 30.8% bacterial positive. 71.1% patients shows KOH mount positive and aspergillus was the most common fungal pathogen . 48.6% patients were gram+ among bacterial pathogen and staph aureus was found to be the most commom gram+ pathogen Conclusion. Fungal keratitis is more common than viral or bacterial. Trauma and pre–existing ocular diseases were the common risk factors for infective keratitis.

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CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PROFILE OF CORNEAL ULCER IN WESTERN RAJASTHAN, Dr. Ayushree Yadav, Dr. Arvind Chauhan INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-10 | Issue-8 | August-2020


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