Clinicopathological studies of corneal ring abscess in 8 cases Okihiro Nishi 1 , Reiko Nishi 2 , Kyoko Uemura 1 , Motoko Nishi 1 , Hisako Hosokawa 1 1Nishi Eye Hospital 2Department or Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University pp.133-138
Published Date 1979/2/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410207802
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We observed 8 cases of corneal ring abscess in the past 5 years. Typical gray infiltration ring of 1mm in width was formed in the cornea 1 to 1.5mm away from the limbus. The causative organism was isolated from the conjunctival sac in 4 cases. They were all Gram-negative rods and three of them were identified as Pseudomo-nas aeruginosa. Only 3 cases could be saved from blindness, while the other cases resulted in pano-phthalmitis. One eye had to be enucleated because of indurable pain. The ring abscess occurred af-ter removal of corneal foreign body by other doctors.

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