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October 1984

Surgical Management of Peripheral Fungal Keratitis (Keratomycosis)

Author Affiliations

From the Lions Eye Research Laboratories, LSU Eye Center, Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(10):1506-1509. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040031226023

• Keratomycosis often follows ocular trauma caused by vegetable matter. Medical management sometimes is unsuccessful, and surgical intervention is required. Débridement, penetrating keratoplasty, and lamellar keratoplasty in conjunction with an inlay conjunctival flap have all been proved effective. Three case reports illustrate the usefulness of lamellar keratoplasty and conjunctival flaps in the management of peripheral corneal fungal ulcers.

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