keratomycosis


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keratomycosis

 [ker″ah-to-mi-ko´sis]
fungal disease of the cornea.

ker·a·to·my·co·sis

(ker'ă-tō-mī-kō'sis),
Fungal infection of the cornea.

keratomycosis

Fungus infection of the CORNEA.

keratomycosis

A fungus infection of the cornea, which may result in keratitis and ulceration. It is usually introduced by injury and is characterized by an ulcer, which appears as a fluffy white elevated protuberance surrounded by a shallow crater on the edge of which is a sharply demarcated halo. There is ciliary and conjunctival injection. Diagnosis is best provided by laboratory analysis of a specimen of these fungal organisms, which are obtained by scraping the base of the ulcer. See fungal keratitis; corneal ulcer.
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Turner, "Keratomycosis in five dogs," Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2015.
Clinical findings and progression of 10 cases of equine ulcerative keratomycosis (2004-2007).
In some cases, combination therapy (topical amphotericin B eye drops and sub-conjuctival injection of fluconazole) may be more efficient at treating keratomycosis compared with eye drops alone.
Efficacy of intracameral amphotericin B injection in the management of refractory keratomycosis and endophthalmitis.
Thirty eyes of 30 patients with deep keratomycosis with endothelial plaque were evaluated after the intracorneal and intracameral voriconazole injection.
Hu, "Deep Alternaria keratomycosis with intraocular extension," American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
(16.) Jagdish Chander, NidhiSingla, NaliniAgnihotri, Sudesh Kumar Arya, Antariksh Deep Keratomycosis in and around Chandigarh ; A five year study from a north Indian tertiary care hospital.
compared 9 patients with superficial keratomycosis that received PTK to 31 cases of keratomycosis that had been treated with traditional surgical procedures and topical antifungal agents [5].
From a total of 193 corneal ulcers keratomycosis were encountered in 42 cases.
Diagnosis and treatment of keratomycosis has become a challenge to ophthalmologists because of its resistance to treatment and difficulty in obtaining drug sensitivity.
The importance of early diagnosis of Keratomycosis is stressed, for the eyes not treated in time, may lead to complications and blindness.
(6.) "The diagnosis and management of keratomycosis".