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Related to Fungal keratitis: fungal infection, Acanthamoeba keratitis
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Noun1.keratomycosis - fungal infection of the cornea
fungal infection, mycosis - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
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In this study, a descriptive Study review of medical records of all microbiologically diagnosed cases of Bacterial & Fungal keratitis seen over a period of 3 years at a tertiary care centre were studied with the following objectives
Corneal nerve alterations in acute Acanthamoeba and fungal keratitis: an in vivo confocal microscopy study.
Out of 234 patients having microbial keratitis, there were 147 (63%) patients with bacterial keratitis and 87 (37%) with fungal keratitis as shown in figure 1.
Many studies conducted on fungal keratitis in different countries like India used KOH wet mount for preliminary identification of fungal hyphae in corneal scrapings.15-17
A corneal scraping was then performed, and the clinical manifestation was highly suspected to be a fungal keratitis. Therapy was modified with 2 mg/ml topical voriconazole 1% 4/die and moxifloxacin 0.3% 6/die.
Aspergillus has been reported to cause fungal endophthalmitis after ophthalmologic surgery, while Trichophyton has been reported to cause fungal keratitis after cataract surgery [6].
The major indications for PK among these patients were fungal keratitis (8 eyes, 34.8%), herpes simplex virus keratitis (5 eyes, 21.7%), keratoconus (3 eyes, 13.0%), and bullous keratopathy (3 eyes, 13.0%).
Patients with clinical features of fungal keratitis, with positive corneal scrapings for fungi, and those who followed up for a minimum period of three months after recovery from infection were included.Other causes of infectious keratitis were excluded.