Haemophilus influenzae central corneal ulcer associated with cosmetic lens wear.
PURPOSE: We report a case of keratitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae involving daily wear contact lens use.
METHODS: After positive cultures from corneal scrapings and contact lenses, the patient was diagnosed with Haemophilus influenzae keratitis.
RESULTS: After 16 days of treatment with topical ciprofloxacin and trimethoprim sulfate-polymyxin B sulfate, the keratitis resolved.
CONCLUSIONS: Cultures will help identify rare corneal pathogens such as Haemophilus influenzae and help in directing appropriate treatment.
Published In/Presented At
Leahey AB, Jones D. Haemophilus influenzae central corneal ulcer associated with cosmetic lens wear. CLAO J. 1996 Jul;22(3):213-4. PMID: 8828940.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery