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Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:52

 

What is Fungal Keratitis? What is the treatment for Fungal Keratitis?

 

A fungal keratitis is the inflammation and infection of the cornea caused by a fungus. A fungal keratitis is a very serious eye infection that will often lead to permanent decrease in vision or blindness. The common fungi that infect the cornea are: aspergillus, fusarium, and candida. One will experience severe eye pain, tearing, red eyes and sensitivity to light. Often there is a history of organic trauma to the eye or contact lenses. Typically a cornea sample must be obtained to isolate the fungi for diagnosis. Treatment involves antifungal medications and surgery.

 

Treatment

Antifungal medications

Surgery if advance scaring occurs (corneal transplant)

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:48
 

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