Therapeutic surgery in failures of medical treatment for fungal keratitis

Richard K. Forster, Gerbert Rebell

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Medical treatment failure necessitated surgery in nine cases of fungal keratitis. Therapeutic surgery eliminated fungal infection in seven cases, and useful vision was retained in five out of six penetrating keratoplasties. In three cases Natamycin (Pimaricin) therapy rendered fungi non-viable, but two were demonstrable by histopathology. These results suggest that antifungal treatment should be applied for as long as possible before therapeutic surgery in order to improve the final visual outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-371
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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