TITLE

Fusarium Endophthalmitis Following Keratitis Associated With Contact Lenses

AUTHOR(S)
Rosenberg, Krista D.; Flynn, Harry W.; Alfonso, Eduardo C.; Miller, Darlene
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p310
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A recent outbreak of fungal keratitis associated with contact lens use has been reported. During the past 4 months, a total of 36 patients with Fusarium keratitis have presented to one medical center. Two cases of Fusarium endophthalmitis resulting from this series of fungal keratitis associated with soft contact lens wear are described.
ACCESSION #
21546892

 

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