Journal article

Atypical fungal sclerokeratitis

Howard Amiel, Atif Atif B Chohan, Grant R Snibson, Rasik Vajpayee

CORNEA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of fungal sclerokeratitis caused by Metarrhizium anisopliae, which to our knowledge is the first reported case worldwide. METHODS: A 52-year-old woman presented from rural Australia with a 1-week history of ocular injection involving the right eye without associated pain. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 6/9 in the right eye and 6/6 in the left eye. Intraocular pressure was 40 and 15 mm Hg in the right eye and left eye, respectively. On examination, a 7.0 x 4.5-mm area of corneal infiltrate and adjacent scleral necrosis involving the nasal limbus was evident. Cultures of corneal scrapings grew a filamentous fungus, identified as Metarrhizium anisopliae. The pati..

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