INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.62, no.3, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
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INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Bacterial conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis, gram negative diplococcus, Neisseria sicca, netilmicin
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated:
We report the first case, in Medline-based literature, of conjunctivitis caused by gram negative diplococcus, Neisseria sicca. Although it is not widely accepted as such, isolation from cultures of repeated eye swab samples suggests that N. sicca may be a pathogen in conjunctival infections. Positive culture for this organism should not be readily dismissed. Such conjunctivitis responded favorably to treatment with netilmicin eye drops.