Table 3

Presenting vision, microbiology and 3-month outcomes for the cases (n=260)

Variablen/260 (%)
Presenting visual acuity in the affected eye (Snellen) *
 >6/1886 (33)
 6/18-6/6036 (14)
 <6/60137 (53)
Presenting visual acuity in the non-affected eye (Snellen) *
 >6/18232 (90)
 6/18-6/6014 (5)
 <6/6013 (5)
Microbiology †
 Fungal143 (63)
 Bacterial18 (8)
 Mixed13 (6)
 Unknown52 (23)
Visual acuity in the affected eye (Snellen) at 3 months
 >6/18138 (53)
 6/18-6/6037 (14)
 <6/6085 (33)
Visual acuity in the non-affected eye at 3 months
 >6/18229 (90)
 6/18-6/6011 (4)
 <6/6015 (6)
Outcome at 3 months
 Healed no scar34 (12)
 Healed Mild scar83 (30)
 Healed moderate scar65 (24)
 Healed dense scar46 (17)
 Eviscerated24 (9)
 Not healed20 (7)
 Staphyloma4 (1)
  • *There was one missing value (n=259).

  • †Corneal scrapping was performed on 226/260 participants; it was not possible to obtain corneal scrapping samples in 34 participants either due to uncooperative patient, declining consent, deep infiltrates with intact epithelium, such patients were treated based on clinical impression. In all, 52 samples returned negative, no organism detected on microscopy or culture, these were also managed based on clinical impression.