Table 3

Organisms isolated from culture of corneal scraping of patients (n=98) admitted with suspected microbial keratitis (n = 122 isolates)

OrganismNo of isolates
Coagulase negative Staphylococcus20
Propionibacterium acnes17
Staphylococcus epidermidis14
Streptococcus pneumoniae11
Staphylococcus aureus7
Pseudomonas aeruginosa7
Moraxella species6
Gram +ve species, mixed6
Serratia species3
Aerobic bacillus3
HSV type 12
Saprophytic yeast2
Other organisms, single isolates18