Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2021; 238(04): 369-371
DOI: 10.1055/a-1354-5849
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Gonococcal Corneal Perforation in an Adult: Still an Emerging Entity Today

Gonokokkenbedingte Hornhautperforation bei einem Erwachsenen: auch heute noch im Entstehen begriffen
Anna Friesacher
1  Ophthalmology, Kantonsspital Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
2  Augenklinik, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Reinhard Rüesch
1  Ophthalmology, Kantonsspital Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
,
Christophe Valmaggia
1  Ophthalmology, Kantonsspital Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
2  Augenklinik, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Margarita Todorova
1  Ophthalmology, Kantonsspital Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
2  Augenklinik, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Background

The worldwide incidence of gonococcal keratoconjunctivitis in adults is showing a tendency to increase [1], which in conjunction with the increasing number of penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae is getting much attention nowadays [2]. It is, however, also known that a delay in diagnosis, which is still not rare, may significantly influence the outcome of its vision-threatening complications.

We report on the conservative management of gonococcal corneal perforation in an adult. The treatment applied here supported the healing process as confirmed by the subjective improvement of the patientʼs symptoms.



Publication History

Received: 25 September 2020

Accepted: 05 January 2021

Publication Date:
19 February 2021 (online)

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