Lasiodiplodia theobromae panophthalmitis

A. R. Slomovic, R. K. Forster, H. Gelender

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Lasiodiplodia theobromae is a rare ocular pathogen. We report a case of panophthalmitis caused by this fungus. The patient was a healthy 62-year-old janitor with no history of ocular trauma in whom keratitis developed. Cultures of corneal scrapings identified the fungus. Despite treatment with appropriate antimycotics the keratitis progressed to infectious scleritis and then spontaneous perforation of the globe, which necessitated enucleation. The ultrasonographic, microbiologic and histologic findings are discussed and the results of in-vitro sensitivity testing presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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