Fungal keratitis

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Synonyms: Keratomycosis | Mycotic keratitis

A rare disorder of the anterior segment of the eye characterized by ocular infection by human-pathogenic fungi most commonly Aspergillus Candida or Fusarium species which gain access into the corneal stroma through a defect in the corneal epithelium. Risk factors include trauma ocular surface disease contact lenses or immunocompromised state. Patients present with pain foreign body sensation redness photophobia tearing secretion or blurred vision. The condition may be complicated by corneal destruction and perforation endophthalmitis scleritis and panophthalmitis.

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