Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749
CHAVES, Alessandra Pinheiro; SCHOR, Paulo; SARTORI, Marta e CAMPOS, Mauro. Staphylococcus aureus keratitis following laser in situ keratomileusis: case report. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2000, vol.63, n.2, pp. 143-145. ISSN 0004-2749. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492000000200010.
Purpose: To report a case of S. aureus keratitis after laser in situ keratomileusis, the management and the outcome. Case report: 26-year-old male underwent toric LASIK OS, evoluing with S. aureus keratitis. After a clinical hypothesis of infection, we performed corneal scrape for lab analysis and proper treatment was given. After successful treatment, the patient showed an improvement in corneal transparency and recovered his visual acuity. Discussion: Infections following laser in situ keratomileusis may not produce visual loss if proper treatment is given.
Palavras-chave : Staphylococcus aureus; Keratitis; Cornea; Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).