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September 1963

Mycotic KeratitisThree Cases With a Common Etiologic Factor

Author Affiliations

Fayetteville, NC

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;70(3):335-336. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960050337011

Few cases of corneal ulceration due to fungi have been reported. This fact together with a need for a reminder of the appearance and characteristics of such lesions and a possible common denominator in etiology bring about the presentation of three cases of corneal ulcer due to Candida albicans.

Report of Cases 

Case 1.  —A 35-year-old farmer presented himself as an outpatient, stating he had had a red scratchy left eye with some photophobia about one day a week for the past six weeks. He recalled getting a husk of soy bean pod in his left eye at the outset of his trouble, but no foreign body had been found. Two weeks prior to this present visit it became more uncomfortable and the redness persisted. He had used home remedies including boric acid irrigations to no avail. Elsewhere, about the time the eye became worse, he had been given a

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