Table 1

Microbiological contaminations of starting media (n=14/334)

Isolated micro-organismChanges in medium colour at time of controlTime between inoculation and positive control (days)Time between corneal harvesting and positive control (days)Sensitivity of micro-organisms for the anti-infectious agents present in medium
Bactec aerobic bottleBactec anaerobic bottleSabouraud brothPenicillin GStreptomycinAmphotericin B
Staphylococcus aureus No114RRR
Staphylococcus aureus Yes114RRR
Staphylococcus aureus Yes114RRR
Coagulase negative staphylococcusNo116RRR
Coagulase negative staphylococcusNo116RRR
Pseudomonas vesicularis No15RRR
Pseudomonas vesicularis No15RRR
Escherichia coli No114RSR
Escherichia coli No114RSR
Candida albicans No1115RRS
Candida albicans Yes114RRS
Candida albicans Yes144RRS
Candida glabrata No2226RRS
Candida glabrata No2226RRS
  • − = No micro-organism growth, R = resistant, S = sensitive.