Table 3: Bacterial isolates recovered from patients with corneal ulceration over an 8-year period (2005–2012) at a tertiary eye care facility in India.

Bacterium2005
n (%)
2006
n (%)
2007
n (%)
2008
n (%)
2009
n (%)
2010
n (%)
2011
n (%)
2012
n (%)
Total
n (%)

Staphylococcus epidermidis 48 (37.5)*38 (31.7)*73 (43.7)*81 (54)*75 (46.8)*87 (51.8)*85 (45.4)*47 (37.6)*534 (44)
Staphylococcus aureus 03 10 26 21 28 356151235 (19.5)
Staphylococcus saprophyticus 0004 0001 02 0108 (0.6)
Staphylococci total51529910310512214798777 (64.5)
Streptococcus pneumoniae 27 24 27 13 14 14129140 (11.6)
Viridans streptococci000008 0008 (0.6)
Streptococci total272427132214129148 (12.3)
Total Gram-positive cocci total7876126116127136159107925
Bacillus species21 13 07 05 04 32863 (5.2)
Corynebacterium diphtheriae. 000003 00001004 (0.3)
Gram-positive bacilli total2113105442867
Gram positive organisms total9989136121131140161115992
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 15 23 20 17 10 18113117 (9.7)
Acinetobacter species10 08 04 05 11 59456 (4.6)
Aeromonas species02 0004 01 04 24118 (1.49)
Enterobacter species0002 04 02 00008 (0.6)
Klebsiella pneumoniae 01 0001 02 02 32112 (0.99)
Serratia species01 0000000000001 (0.08)
Flavobacterium species0000000101 (0.08)
Gram negative total2931312929282610213

Total isolates128 120 167 150 160 1681871251205

n: number of isolates; %: corresponding per cent; *% in respective year.