Conjunctival oculosporidiosis with scleral thinning and staphyloma formation

John, Sheeja Susan; Mohandas, Shobhana G.
December 2005
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Dec2005, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p272
Academic Journal
journal article
Involvement of the sclera in oculosporidiosis is relatively rare. We report two cases of oculosporidiosis of the bulbar conjunctiva associated with scleral thinning and staphyloma formation. Both cases were successfully treated with conjunctival lesion excision and cryoapplication to the staphyloma, followed by oral dapsone therapy.


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