|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 842
Anchal Thakur, Surya Prakash Sharma, Barkha Gupta, Sraddha Limbu, Chintan Malhotra, Arun Kumar Jain
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||16-Jul-2022|
Prof. Arun Kumar Jain
Professor of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye Center, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Sector 12, Chandigarh – 160 012
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Thakur A, Sharma SP, Gupta B, Limbu S, Malhotra C, Jain AK. Microsporidial Keratitis. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:842
A 40-year-old female presented with pain, redness, watering, and foreign body sensation for three days duration. Visual acuity was 20/120 with diffuse conjunctival congestion and multifocal fine-to-coarse, stuck-on epithelial lesions [Figure 1]a. Careful corneal scrapping on KOH mount revealed a “Microsporidial Bowl” with central microsporidial spores (black arrow) surrounded by epithelial cells [Figure 1]b. These lesions fluoresced bluish-white on combined KOH and Calcofluor stain [Figure 1]c. Classical clinical picture, easy diagnosis with Calcofluor staining and timely treatment with topical moxifloxacin with voriconazole led to complete resolution of lesions in 14 days with restoration of visual acuity to 20/20.,
|Figure 1: (a) Slit lamp examination of the right eye revealed diffuse conjunctival congestion with multifocal fine to coarse stuck on epithelial lesions on the cornea. (b) KOH mount from the corneal scraping revealed a “Microsporidial Bowl” with central microsporidial spores surrounded by epithelial cells. (c) Fluorescent microscope using ultraviolet light highlights oval, non-budding bluish white microsporidial spores on combined KOH and Calcofluor staining|
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