Moraxella lacunata isolated from epidemic conjunctivitis among teen-aged females


Department of Ophthalmology, University of Trondheim, N-7000, Trondheim, Norway


Abstract. An epidemic follicular conjunctivitis affecting teen-aged females has been studied. Moraxella lacunata was isolated from 11% of the patients, a frequency far above the rate found in other types of chronic conjunctivitis. The condition is suggested to be the chronic follicular conjunctivitis (Axenfeld) due to Moraxella lacunata.