16. Ocular Mycobacterial Infections

Ocular Mycobacterial Infections

  • Keratitis
    • Cornea trauma
    • contact lens
    • surgery
  • Dacrocystorhinostomy and intubation of lacrimal duct
  • LASIK
  • Cataract surgery
  • Implant of orbital bone after MVA
  • Clinical scenarios
    • Immunosuppression
    • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
    • Foreign body
    • Recent surgery

Thoughts

  • No previous reports of M. chelonae complex infection in hydroxyapatite orbital implant
  • Is there a connection with the Hydroxyapatite?
    • Coral based
    • Water borne