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Bacterial Infections of the Eye

Bacteriology

Organ and System Infections

  1. Susan E. Sharp PhD Assistant Professor1,2,
  2. Michael R. Driks MD3

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0022

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Sharp, S. E. and Driks, M. R. 2010. Bacterial Infections of the Eye. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Oregon Health and Sciences University, Department of Pathology, Portland, OR, USA

  2. 2

    Director of Microbiology, Kaiser Permanente-NW, Airport Regional Laboratory, Portland, OR, USA

  3. 3

    Baptist-Luthern Medical Center, Kansas City, MO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Normal Flora and Common Pathogenic Bacteria of the Eye
  • 3
    Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • 4
    Bacterial Keratitis
  • 5
    Bacterial Endophthalmitis
  • 6
    Conclusions

Keywords:

  • bacterial infections of eye-conjunctivitis, keratitis and endophthalmitis;
  • clinical setting determining microbiology of bacterial conjunctivitis;
  • bacterial conjunctivitis and mucopurulent drainage with papillary reaction;
  • normal flora and common pathogenic bacteria of eye;
  • Chlamydial conjunctivitis and trachoma-conjunctival and limbic scarring leading to trichiasis;
  • gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and infective keratitis;
  • bacterial keratitis-inflammation of cornea and decrease in vision;
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology in bacterial endophthalmitis diagnosis