Fusarium Endophthalmitis Following Keratitis Associated With Contact Lenses

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. Jul-Aug 2006;37(4):310-3. doi: 10.3928/15428877-20060701-08.

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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Contact Lenses, Extended-Wear / adverse effects*
  • Cornea / microbiology*
  • Corneal Ulcer / diagnosis
  • Corneal Ulcer / drug therapy
  • Corneal Ulcer / etiology*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Endophthalmitis / diagnosis
  • Endophthalmitis / drug therapy
  • Endophthalmitis / microbiology*
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / diagnosis
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / drug therapy
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / etiology*
  • Female
  • Fusarium / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycoses / diagnosis
  • Mycoses / drug therapy
  • Mycoses / etiology*
  • Vitrectomy

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents