Cornea – I

FP1178 : Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus in Culture Negative Suppurative Keratitis Using PCR – a Pilot Study

Dr. Nancy Magdalene,
Dr. Padma Paul, Dr. Thomas Kuriakose,
Dr. Anika Amritanand

A prospective observational pilot study was conducted on patients with suppurative corneal ulcer who presented between March and October 2015. They underwent corneal scraping to identify bacteria, fungus and protozoa. PCR for HSV 1 & 2 was performed on the culture and smear negative cases. 

FP1591 : Title: Novel Altered Critical Intracellular Signaling Events in Keratoconus & It’s Therapeutic Potential

Dr. Natasha Pahuja, P16722, Dr. Rohit Shetty, Mr. Anupam Sharma,Dr. Arkasubhra Ghosh

Oxidative stress has been associated with several human diseases including KC1,2 Environmentally induced oxidative stress in the stroma of KC patients causes an increase in Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and decrease in levels of antioxidants at a cellular level which results in degradation of the extracellular matrix and subsequent thinning of the corneal stroma1,3.