Table 1

Characteristics of 91 patients with bacterial corneal ulceration

ParameterPatients (n = 91)%
Age (years)
    ⩽292123
    30–492022
    50–691921
    ⩾703134
Gender
    Female4752
    Male4448
Ulcer location
    Central4044
    Inferior2831
    Peripheral1314
    Superior1011
Size of epithelial defects (mm2)
    1<×⩽56571
    5<×⩽101517
    10<×⩽1544
    >1578
Hypopyon3640
Fibrin1618
Hyphema33
Contact lens3437.4
    Soft29
    Rigid gas-permeable1
    Bandage4
Corneal conditions3235.2
    Dystrophy/keratopathy17
    Herpetic keratopathy10
    Corneal transplant7
    Keratitis sicca3
    Melting, descemetocele2
    Keratoconus1
    Pterygium1
Associated lid conditions2123.1
    Ectropion10
    Lagophthalmos3
    Trichiasis3
    Entropion3
    Blepharitis2
Trauma1213.2
Post operative77.7
Cataract extraction2
Loose suture2
Other4
No pathology99.9
Previous topical medication5156.0
    Antibiotics35
    Corticosteroids20
    Antiviral10
    Other2