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Predisposing factors to development of microbial keratitis

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  • some predisposing factors for microbial keratitis are (1) (2):
    • ocular trauma (commonest)
    • contact lens use
      • mostly gram negative organisms
      • patients affected by contact lens-related infectious keratitis are usually between 25 and 40 years old, although it may occur at any age in a contact lens user
    • ocular surface disease
    • herpetic eye disease
    • systemic associations

Reference:

  1. Keay L et al. Microbial keratitis predisposing factors and morbidity.KeayOphthalmology. 2006 Jan;113(1):109-16
  2. Infectious keratitis: an update on epidemiology, causative microorganisms, risk factors, and antimicrobial resistance - PMC (nih.gov) (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8102486/)

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