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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-62

Neoscytalidium dimidiatum keratitis

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Khatib Eye Clinic, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1374_22

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Keratomycoses are destructive, difficult-to-treat eye infections. A plant mold, Neoscytalidium dimidiatum, is an extremely rare cause of keratitis in humans. Direct microscopic examination and culture are essential for an early specific diagnosis and must be taken into consideration to establish the most effective treatment and avoid severe complications. Herein, we present a case of the first successfully treated case of N. dimidiatum keratitis in western India. Through this report, we wish to increase the awareness of this fungal species as a potential cause of keratitis and to provide the clinical, morphological, and microbiological features that might help in its treatment.

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