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Minerva Oftalmologica 2002 March;44(1):47-52

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Contact lens-associated Bacillus species keratitis

Pinna A., Sechi L. A., Zanetti S., Carta F.


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Bacillus organisms are a rare but serious cause of endophthalmitis and corneal ulcers. B. cereus, in particular, has emerged as one of the most virulent organisms to affect the eye. There are only a few reports of corneal ulcers caused by Bacillus organisms associated with the use of contact lenses. The various presenting clinical settings, the treatment, and a rational approach to the prevention of contact lens-associated Bacillus species keratitis are reviewed.

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