Table 1

Patient demographics of 139 cases with Pseudomonas CLAK

Chloramphenicol group, nNon-chloramphenicol group, nStatistical significance
Cases46 (33.1%)93 (66.9%)
Age in years, median (IQR)29 (22, 38)27 (23, 37)p=0.63
Female gender28 (61%)54 (58%)p=0.85
Contact lens regime, n
 Refractive41 (89%)84 (90%)
  DDSCL1125
  2WDSCL612
  MDSCL2344
  RGP13
 Cosmetic02 (2%)
 Therapeutic1 (2%)5 (5%)
 Not recorded4 (9%)2 (2%)
Risk factors
 None recorded37 (80%)53 (57%)
 Overnight wear8 (17%)29 (31%)
 Shower/swimming1 (2%)5 (5%)
 Poor hygiene04 (4)
Symptoms to start fluoroquinolone in days, median (IQR)2 (1, 4)1 (1, 3)p=0.002
  • CLAK, contact lens-associated keratitis; DDSCL, daily disposable soft contact lens; MDSCL, monthly disposable soft contact lens; RGP, rigid gas permeable contact lens; 2WDSCL, two-weekly disposable soft contact lens.