Medical management approach to infectious keratitis

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2008 May-Jun;56(3):215-20. doi: 10.4103/0301-4738.40360.


This section provides guidelines on medical therapy of patients with infectious keratitis. In addition to initial empirical therapy, preferred medications, once the organisms responsible are isolated, are discussed. Atypical mycobacterial keratitis following lasik is described. General guidelines for supportive therapy and follow-up, of these patients are presented. Clinical response to treatment and indications for intervention are discussed. Possible causes and approach to cases refractory to medical therapy are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
  • Corneal Ulcer / drug therapy*
  • Corneal Ulcer / microbiology
  • Eye Infections / drug therapy*
  • Eye Infections / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic


  • Anti-Infective Agents