J Cataract Refract Surg 2020 Mar;46(3):340-349
From the Department of Ophthalmology (Sorenson), Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and School of Optometry (Sorenson, Tran, Evans, Lin), University of California, Berkeley, California, USA; Department of Ophthalmology (Holland), University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; College of Pharmacy (Evans), Touro University California, Vallejo, Vision Science Graduate Group (Lin), University of California, Berkeley, California, and Moran Eye Center (Mamalis), University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Altos Eye Physicians (Chang), Los Altos, California, USA.
Purpose: To report a diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) cluster attributed to autoclave reservoir biofilm and to review the risk and prevention of DLK and toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) caused by such biofilms.
Setting: Refractive Surgery Center, University of California, Berkeley.
Design: Observational case-control study and review of literature. Read More