Mixed keratitis caused by Trichoderma and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus after uneventful laser in situ keratomileusis

Mergen B., Sarici A. M. , Baltu F., Bahar-Tokman H. , Iskeleli G.

JCRS Online Case Reports, vol.7, no.1, pp.14-16, 2019 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcro.2018.09.001
  • Title of Journal : JCRS Online Case Reports
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-16


© 2018 ASCRS and ESCRSA 41-year-old man presented with simultaneous bacterial and fungal keratitis in the left eye after uneventful laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Three months after surgery, the bacterial and fungal cultures of the corneal scrapings identified Staphylococcus aureus and Trichoderma species. After treatment with topical antibacterial and antifungal agents, the infection resolved; however, a complicated cataract developed in the left eye. Complications after LASIK are rare but can be devastating and vision threatening.