Streptococcus Group B (S.agalactiae) and other B-hemolytic streptococci that can be transmitted during birth.
C. trachomatis, that is transmitted during
birth and causes conjuctivitis after birth. S. aureus that is acquired
(commonly referred to as “sticky eyes”)
C. trachomatis serotype A, B and C cause endemic trachoma, a major cause of blindness especially in children and also in adults in rural areas of developing countries.
P. aerogunisa eye infections are frequently caused by the use of contaminated eye drops.
Herpes simplex virus can cause severe inflammation of the cornea (Keratitis)
That may be found in the eye discharges:
Gram positive Viridans streptococci Staphylococci
Gram negative Non-pathogenic neisseriae Moraxella speires
Collection and transport of eye specimen
Eye specimen should be collected by medical officer or experienced nurses. Conjunctival scrapings to detect C. trachomatis must be collected by medical person.