TY - CHAP A1 - Ana Lilia Pérez-Balbuena A2 - David Arturo Ancona-Lezama A3 - Lorena Gutiérrez-Sánchez A4 - Virginia Vanzzini-Zago ED1 - Imtiaz A. Chaudhry Y1 - 2013-05-08 PY - 2013 T1 - Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Keratitis N2 - Since ocular infections are one of the most frequent occurrences in ophthalmology, the treatment for these infections must be fast, precise and effective. In order to address this goal, it is important to identify and characterize the culprit microorganisms involved in the pathogenesis of ocular infections. Clinical diagnosis of ocular infections can be confirmed by several techniques based on microbiological test of ocular samples. Some of these techniques include classic microbiological testing in which it is necessary to isolate microorganisms to characterize them by biochemical analysis which require significant resources and timing. BT - Common Eye Infections SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/52262 DO - 10.5772/52262 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-12-09 ER -