ETIOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF MICROBIAL KERATITIS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN GUJARAT.
Hitesh Jayprakash Assudani, Jaydev Mansukhlal Pandya, Ricky Rameshbhai Sarvan, Ashwini Avinash Sapre, Aruna Roopam Gupta, Sanjay Jayantilal Mehta.
Prevalence of Bacterial Keratitis is 13% and Mycotic Keratitis is 14%. Most common organism isolated were A. flavus (29.63%) followed by Pseudomonas sp. (25.93%), A. niger (22.22%), S. aureus (11.11%) and Coagulase negative staphylococci (11.11%). Associated factors for of microbial keratitis were injury (44.45%), diabetes mellitus (29.63%), contact lens usage (14.82%) and corticosteroid therapy (03.70%).
Key words: Prevalence, Microbial keratitis, Associated factors