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Article
June 1984

Anterior Segment Resection Because of Fusarium solani Keratitis and Endophthalmitis

Author Affiliations

Petah-Tiqva, Israel

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(6):824-825. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030650008

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Abstract

To the Editor.  —Mycotic infection of the eye due to Fusarium solanii is one of the known causes of severe keratitis and endophthalmitis.1-3 The fate of the eye is threatened by the severity of the infection. I report herein a case of severe Fusarium keratitis and endophthalmitis in an only eye that was saved by major surgery.

Report of a Case.  —A 46-year-old woman in good health was referred to us because of an acute keratitis and endophthalmitis in her left eye. The right eye was lost 16 years prior because of a severe endophthalmitis complicating a keratitis. No history of trauma was obtained. The patient was in excellent health. The culture of the corneal ulcer disclosed F solani. The cornea melted quickly and on Sept 22,1980, an emergency keratoplasty was performed using a 10-mm diameter of preserved cornea. In the anterior chamber some white necrotic material was found

References
1.
Rowsey JJ, Acers TE, Smith DL, et al:  Fusarium oxysporum endophthalmitis . Arch Ophthalmol 1979;97:103-105.Article
2.
Savir H, Henig E, Lehrer N:  Exogeneous mycotic infections of the eye and adnexa . Ann Ophthalmol 1978;10:1013-1018.
3.
Jones BR, Jones DB, Clayton Y:  Corneal and intraocular infection due to Fusarium solani . Trans Ophthalmol Soc UK 1969;89:757-779.
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