Beware of role of mycobacteria in post-LASIK keratitis

June 15, 2002

S?o Paulo, Brazil-Surgeons should maintain a high index of suspicion for mycobacterial infection in eyes presenting post-LASIK with infiltrates unaccompanied by surrounding inflammation, said Denise de Freitas, MD, head of the cornea and external eye disease service, department of ophthalmology, Federal University of S?o Paulo, Paulista School of Medicine, Brazil.