|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 843
Fungal corneal ulcer seen in fluorescein stain
Dipankar Das1, Mohit Garg2, Sangeeta Kalita2, Riddhi Raichura2, Apurba Deka3
1 Department of Ocular Pathology, Uveitis and Neuro-Ophthalmology, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India
3 Department of Ocular Pathology, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India
|Date of Web Publication||16-Jul-2022|
Dr. Dipankar Das
Department of Ocular Pathology, Uveitis and Neuro-Ophthalmology, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, 96 Basistha Road, Beltola, Guwahati, Assam
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Das D, Garg M, Kalita S, Raichura R, Deka A. Fungal corneal ulcer seen in fluorescein stain. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:843
A 41-year-old farmer with a dry looking corneal ulcer in the right cornea for 4 weeks. There were adjoining satellite lesions without any hypopyon [Figure 1]a. His vision was 20/200; N.36 in the right eye. Past history revealed injury with paddy husk to that eye. He was treated with antibiotics by previous ophthalmologist. Corneal scrapping revealed drug depositions on the scrapping material [Figure 1]b, and rapid fluorescein stain, showed septate fungus which was later confirmed by 10% potassium hydroxide stain [Figure 1]c. This was the first documented fungal septate by rapid fluorescein stain, and subsequently fungal culture was positive for Aspergillus fumigates. The patient was treated with natamycin and atropine eye drops.
|Figure 1: (a) Clinical photograph of the right eye showing a dry looking corneal ulcer, 1.5 × 2 mm in size with satellite lesions (Black arrow). (b) Corneal scrapping done with number 15 surgical blade showing drug deposits (White arrow). (c) Septate fungus under fluorescein stain (× 100X)|
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Mr. Kamal Das, Technician, Microbiology Department, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, India.
Mr. Pankaj Goswami, EDP In-charge, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, India.
Sri Kanchi Sankara Health and Educational Foundation.
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