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December 1966


Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla. Dr. Wilson is now at the Department of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. Dr. Sexton is now at the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Tex. Dr. Ahearn is in the Department of Microbiology, Division of Mycology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;76(6):811-816. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010813006

An initial case of an atypical fungal corneal ulcer caused by one of the etiological agents of cutaneous chromomycosis, Phialophora verrucosa, was treated unsuccessfully with topical thiabendazole, and with corneal cryotherapy, but effectively with a conjunctival flap. The disease was produced in the cornea of an owl monkey by inoculation with fungal spores.