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Curr Fungal Infect Rep. 2013 Sep 1;7(3):209-218.

Current Thoughts in Fungal Keratitis: Diagnosis and Treatment.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, 900 NW 17 Street, Miami, FL 33136 USA ; Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1201 NW 16th St, Miami, FL 33125 USA ; Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, 1600 Medical Center Dr. Huntington, WV 25701 USA.

Abstract

Fungal keratitis remains a challenging and often elusive diagnosis in geographic regions where it is endemic. Marred by delays in diagnosis, the sequelae of corneal fungal infections, though preventable, can be irreversible. Recent studies and advances in the arena have broadened the approach and treatment to mycotic keratitis. This review will discuss current diagnostic modalities of fungal keratitis and will particularly focus on treatment regimens. It will also explore future therapeutic models and critique the potential benefit of each.

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Antifungal; Corneal infections; Eye infections; Fungal; Fungal keratitis; Fusarium; Keratitis; Mycotic; Mycotic keratitis; Natamycin

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