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Table 4 Distribution of predisposing factors according to causative agents of keratitis

From: Bacterial and fungal causes of infectious keratitis among patients attending Research Institute of Ophthalmology

Predisposing factorsTotal no.Bacterial KeratitisFungal keratitisNo growth(20)P value
Ocular traumaWith non organic objects62130.606
With organic objects9081< 0.05
Diabetes mellitus9072< 0.05
Previous ocular surgery114340.913
Idiopathic10028< 0.05
Contact lens20020.135
Topical steroids31200.367
  1. P value < 0.05 is considered significant