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Staphylococcal Central Corneal Ulcer

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A review of staphylococcal central corneal ulcers has shown that the staphylococcus is the commonest bacterium isolated at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. One-third of central corneal ulcers cultured Staphylococci; one-third of these were Staphylococcus aureus. These ulcers occurred in immunodepressed or otherwise previously diseased patients, but not as a primary disease entity. Penicillin resistance was a common characteristic of the isolated Staphylococci. Prognosis for retention of the eye was good.

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  • Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Oregon Health
  • Meibomian Gland

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Burns, R.P., Stephan, Z. (1979). Staphylococcal Central Corneal Ulcer. In: Hockwin, O., Rathbun, W.B. (eds) Progress in Anterior Eye Segment Research and Practice. Documenta Ophthalmologica Proceedings Series, vol 18. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-9609-0_28

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