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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 253-255

Nocardia keratitis following corneal cross linking for keratoconus


Department of Cornea, Sudarshan Netralaya, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Monica Budhwani
Cornea Department, Sudarshan Netralaya, Plot No 61, Old MLA Quarters, Jawahar Chowk, Bhopal - 462 003, Madhya Pradesh
India
Prateek Gujar
Cornea Department, Sudarshan Netralaya, Plot No 61, Old MLA Quarters, Jawahar Chowk, Bhopal - 462 003, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2435_20

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We report a case of Nocardia keratitis following corneal cross-linking for progressive keratoconus. A 26-year-old otherwise healthy woman underwent crosslinking for keratoconus in her left eye. She presented with corneal infiltrates with a wreath-like pattern, on the seventh postoperative day. Gram's and acid-fast staining revealed Nocardia. She was managed with topical fortified amikacin 2.5% eye drops. The keratitis resolved to leave dense vascularization which was managed with topical prednisolone 1% eye drops.


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