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OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 871

Pandemic snag!


1 Cornea and Refractive Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institution, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Paediatric and Strabismology Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institution, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication09-Oct-2021

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Dr. Venugopal Anitha
Senior Consultant, Cornea and Refractive Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institution, Tirunelveli - 627 001, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_453_21

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Anitha V, Ravindran M. Pandemic snag!. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:871

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Anitha V, Ravindran M. Pandemic snag!. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 21];1:871. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/4/871/327691



A 50-year-old female presented to us during the lockdown, with a total corneal ulcer. She was a farmer by occupation. The culture revealed Fusarium. During COVID times, Eye banks faced turmoil, and retrieval of donor corneas was suspended for few weeks.[1] Hence, the patient was conservatively treated with topical antifungals. Initially, the patient was responding to treatment but after few days, she presented with the healed perforated ulcer but auto eviscerated intraocular contents [Figure 1]. Lack of therapeutic tissues during lockdown increased ocular morbidity and mortality. It is imperative to precontrive and standardize the eye bank protocols to confront a similar crisis in future, as perforated ulcers are also an ocular emergency.
Figure 1: Auto extrusion of posterior chamber intraocular lens with fungal infiltrates following perforation of total corneal ulcer

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Chaurasia S, Sharma N, Das S. COVID-19 and eye banking. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep2020;68:1215-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
    


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