Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

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Teeples T, et al. Outcomes and timing of surgical intervention in eyes with microbial keratitis treated with therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty. Presented at: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting; May 1-4, 2022; Denver.

Disclosures: Teeples reports no relevant financial disclosures.
May 21, 2022
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VIDEO: Earlier PK results in better outcomes for infectious keratitis

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Teeples T, et al. Outcomes and timing of surgical intervention in eyes with microbial keratitis treated with therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty. Presented at: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting; May 1-4, 2022; Denver.

Disclosures: Teeples reports no relevant financial disclosures.
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DENVER — Patients with infectious keratitis who underwent penetrating keratoplasty earlier in the course of their infection had better postoperative outcomes compared with those who waited longer before having surgery, according to a study.

At the ARVO meeting, Troy Teeples, MD, an ophthalmology resident at the University of Colorado, said that neither the infectious etiology itself nor age, sex or race played a role in outcomes.