Culture isolates and antibiotic susceptibility of microbial keratitis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dr Viresh Dullabh, Carl-Heinz Kruse


This study is a retrospective chart review of all the microbiology reports of corneal ulcer scrapes from 2007 to 2012.

 The major outcome will be a comparison of sensitivities of Tobramycin and Kefazoline (the current first line antibiotics) to:

a)    Ciprofloxacillin

b)    Chloramphenicol

 The results of this study will be used to modify the first line antibiotics according to the sensitivities of the organism cultured in the last 5 years.