Postrefractive infectious keratitis: prevention, diagnosis, management, and prognosis.

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Improve outcomes from an elective procedure by preventing a rare but sight-threatening complication.Advancement in anti-infective prophylaxis, and therefore shift in the causative organism permits better diagnostic and empiric management.Infectious keratitis presents in different patterns depending on the refractive procedure. Atypical causative organisms may respond poorly to empiric therapy and impair vision. Therefore, microbial identification is of utmost importance and therapy is adjusted accordingly.

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Authors: Elizabeth Viriya, Francis Mah