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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-64

A case report of fungal keratitis due to Fusarium oxysporum after an injury by fingernails

Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Vaishampayan Memorial Government Medical College, Solapur, Maharashtra, India

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Hemali P Kanabar
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_771_22

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Fusarium keratomycosis is a disastrous fungal infection of the eye, can affect healthy individuals, is cumbersome to treat, and has a poor prognosis. Herein, we present a case of a healthy 40-year-old female patient, who presented with chief complaints of pain, redness, and watering of the left eye since 15 days along with the diminution of vision. She had a history of trauma to the left eye by fingernails, followed by the development of symptoms. KOH wet preparation of corneal scrapings revealed fungal elements with the growth of culture on Sabouraud's dextrose agar confirming the etiological agent as Fusarium oxysporum. This case is reported for its rarity.

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