Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2012; 14(3):260-264
This paper provides the results of a study to determine spectrum of pathogens causing bacterial keratitis and their antimicrobial susceptibility. A total of 62 patients with keratitis were examined over the period of 2010–2012. The most common pathogen of bacterial keratitis in Smolensk region was Staphylococcus aureus (43%). Cephalosporin antibiotics are known to be drugs of choice for bacterial keratitis. Administration of gentamicin and ampicillin in patients with bacterial keratitis is considered inappropriate and should be avoided.