New horizons in one of ophthalmology's challenges: Fungal keratitis

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Abstract

Fungal keratitis is a serious ophthalmic condition that requires prolonged medical treatment, often combined with surgical intervention. The prognosis of fungal keratitis is guarded, especially in developing countries where it primarily affects young active males of working class with limited access to medical care. In this article, every effort has been made to appraise and concisely present significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of fungal keratitis in recent years, and to introduce new perspectives and ideas that may be helpful in decreasing the burden of fungal keratitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-540
Number of pages12
JournalExpert Review of Ophthalmology
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

Keywords

  • Confocal microscopy
  • Fungal keratitis
  • Infectious keratitis
  • Keratomycosis
  • Lamellar keratectomy
  • Natamycin
  • PCR
  • Penetrating keratoplasty
  • Stain
  • Voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Optometry

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