Therapeutic surgery in failures of medical treatment for fungal keratitis

Richard Forster, Gerbert Rebell

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)366-371
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume59
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

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Keratitis
Treatment Failure
Natamycin
Penetrating Keratoplasty
Mycoses
Therapeutics
Fungi

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ophthalmology

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Therapeutic surgery in failures of medical treatment for fungal keratitis. / Forster, Richard; Rebell, Gerbert.

In: British Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 59, No. 7, 01.01.1975, p. 366-371.

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Forster, Richard ; Rebell, Gerbert. / Therapeutic surgery in failures of medical treatment for fungal keratitis. In: British Journal of Ophthalmology. 1975 ; Vol. 59, No. 7. pp. 366-371.
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