Utility of donor rim culture – A study in tertiary care hospital located in rural area 589-591
Sonu N. Lohiya M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences,
Sewagrame, Wardha (M.S.)
Background : Contamination of the donor corneal button before transplantation may result in one of the most serious complications of corneal transplantation, post-operative ocular infection, which may result in loss of the eye.
Purpose : Hence, the present study was undertaken to assess the utility of the donor corneoscleral rim culture. Material and Method: We analysed 60 consecutive penetrating keratoplasties (PK) to determine the frequency of positivedonor rim cultures and their relationship with post-operative endophthalmitis.
Result : In the present study, 13.4% corneoscleral rim cultures yielded microorganisms, mostly coagulase negative Staphylococcus (CONS).
Conclusion : To conclude, we must say that donor corneoscleral rim cultures must be done before corneal transplantation to prevent post-operative endophthalmitis, as per antibiotic sensitivity reports.