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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-16

Conjunctival oculosporidiosis-associated ciliary staphyloma, managed with scleral patch graft using box sutures


1 Department of Cornea, Refractive, Ocular Surface Services, Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Cornea, Refractive, Ocular Surface Services, Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, India
3 Consultant, School for Excellence for Eye, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Department of Uveitis and Ocular Pathology, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mona Bhargava
Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya, 147, Mukundapur, EM Bypass, Kolkata - - 700 099, India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_532_21

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To report four cases of oculosporidiosis associated with scleral thinning and staphyloma formation, including recurrent bulbar conjunctival oculosporidiosis, retrospective reviews of case records of four patients with bulbar conjunctival oculosporidiosis were undertaken. All cases were managed with excision of growth followed by diathermy and scleral patch graft. Box sutures were used for securing the graft in place, followed by oral dapsone therapy. This case series describes successful management of oculosporidiosis and associated scleral ectasia even in a recurrent case. It also highlights the utility of box sutures for securing scleral patch grafts.


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