Bacteriological Study of Eye infection in Baghdad City


  • Farah Ali Hameed



Eye infection, Bacteria, Resistance Antibiotics, Baghdad.


The present study included 250 clinical samples during the period between December 2018 – April 2019 on

250 patients with ophthalmological infections of both sexes & different ages ( 3 days - 75 years old) , attend

to ophthalmological clinic in hospital Ibn-AL-Hythem for eyes infection in Baghdad. The ophthalmological

infections classified into 3 types according to the anatomical site of involvement. The first group was

conjunctivitis(200)case, the 2nd was Blepharitis (35) case & the 3rd was Keratitis ( 15) cases. Isolation of

the causative micro-organisms for the previous infections, culture & sensitivity test to different antimicrobial

agents were done. The results showed that 200(229.4 )% are you giren significant growth of bacteria

while 50(69.07% ) were no growth for bacteria . Include Staphylococcus aureus(77.6%),Staphylococcus

epidermidis (13.6%) , Streptococcus pneumonia(6.4%) & Streptococcus pyogenes(2.1%) , while G-ve isolates

61(30.5%) include (7) species of bacteria ; Haemophilus influenzae(81.9%), Klebsiella pneumonia(6.5%),

Proteus spp & Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the Same (3.2%) for each & finally Neisseria gonorrhoeae,

Moraxella spp, Acinetobacter were the least(1.6%) for each. Antimicrobial (12 agents) susceptibility of the

bacterial isolates revealed marked resistant of these isolates for most antimicrobial agents e.g. Penicillin

(87.8%),amoxicillin/clavulanicacid(84.4%),cephalexien(83.9%),erythromycin(83.4%), ampicillin (71.3%)

while the least resistant(8.2%) reported for ciprofloxacin.

Author Biography

Farah Ali Hameed

Lecturer, Middle Technical university, Institute of Medical Technology/ Baghdad/ Nursing Department, Iraq;



How to Cite

Farah Ali Hameed. (2020). Bacteriological Study of Eye infection in Baghdad City. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1400-1405.

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