Non-traumatic mycotic keratitis

Hirst L.W., Sebban A., Whitby R.M., Nimmo G.R. and Stallard K. (1992) Non-traumatic mycotic keratitis. Eye (Basingstoke), 6 4: 391-395. doi:10.1038/eye.1992.80

Author Hirst L.W.
Sebban A.
Whitby R.M.
Nimmo G.R.
Stallard K.
Title Non-traumatic mycotic keratitis
Journal name Eye (Basingstoke)   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-5454
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/eye.1992.80
Open Access Status
Volume 6
Issue 4
Start page 391
End page 395
Total pages 5
Language eng
Subject 2731 Ophthalmology
Abstract Two patients presented with culture proven Paecilomyces corneal infection, and a further patient with histologic evidence of fungal infection, on deep corneal biopsy. In all three cases the corneal infection was macroscopically present only in the depth of the cornea and on the endo-thelial surface with an intact epithelium and no overlying stromal involvement. Repeated surgery with large cor-neo-scleral grafts in two cases, and with medical therapy and a small patch-graft alone in the third case, resulted in long-term erradication of the infection and preservation of the globes. Antecedent modulation with steroid and/or cyclophosphamide may well have delayed the diagnosis, however, as there was no history of trauma in any of these cases, we postulate that these infections were not exog-enously derived.
Keyword Corneo-scleral graft
Endogenous keratitiss
Infective keratitis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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