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Bacterial keratitis, associated with the use of soft contact lences

D. Dabov, E. Marinova


There are a lot of advantages for the patient in the use of SCL, but in the same time ,there are a lot of disadvantages, which have to be taken in consideration and well explained in order to minimize the possibility to the onset of ophthalmic disease, related to the use of these devices for ophthalmic correction.

Regardless of the variety of bacterial and fungal pathogens, which may cause microbial keratitis, associated with SCL wearing , most of the cases are caused by Staphyloccocus aureus, followed by Gram negative microorganisms, predominantly Serratia marcescens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

We present you a case of a young woman, 23 years old with soft contact lens associated hypopion keratitis, treated in the ophthalmology department of UMBAL „Aleksandrovska`.


кератит; хипопион; меки контактни лещи; серация марцесценс

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D. Dabov
Medical university-Sofia; Ophthalmology department of UMBAL `Aleksandrovska`

E. Marinova
Medical university-Sofia; Ophthalmology department of UMBAL `Aleksandrovska`