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April 1971

Keratomycosis: Medical and Surgical Treatment

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla
From the Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(4):410-416. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050412003

The clinical characteristics, diagnostic methods, and treatment of 33 patients with keratomycosis are reported. In 17 patients, there was a history of injury with vegetable matter, and in 8, the control injury had been treated with steroids and antibiotics. Of the 17 treated medically, five required subsequent surgical treatment. The 22 treated surgically underwent one or more of the following procedures: keratectomy, conjunctival flap, and penetrating keratoplasty.

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