In this issue of the ARCHIVES, Hsiao and colleagues1 report on the clinical and microbiological characteristics of infectious corneal ulcers occurring in children seen at a major tertiary medical center in Taiwan. While numerous earlier reports in the English-language literature have described the features of pediatric infectious keratitis in the United States2- 4 and in India,5- 7 recent comprehensive reports from other important geographic areas are sparse. Given the influence of local conditions on risk factors, microbiological spectrum, and antimicrobial resistance patterns, this report is a welcome addition to the literature.
McLeod SD. Overnight Orthokeratology and Corneal Infection Risk in Children. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(5):688-689. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.5.688