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Oman J Ophthalmol. 2019 Oct 11;12(3):194-196. doi: 10.4103/ojo.OJO_228_2018. eCollection 2019 Sep-Dec.

Medroxyprogesterone to treat corneal thinning postcurvularia keratitis.

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Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.


Keratitis of varied etiology is not uncommon in the Indian subcontinent. This case is one such an instance of keratitis caused by dematiaceous fungus in an urban dweller not engaged in farming or any other soil/earth-related work. Although healing of the ulcer occurred in the usual course, thinning persisted for a fortnight. This case highlights medroxyprogesterone acetate used topically to achieve collagen synthesis, thereby affect repair of the thinned cornea.


Corneal thinning; fungal keratitis; medroxyprogesterone acetate

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