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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 357-359

Aspergillus keratitis: A cause of blindness in Tropical India


1 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Institute of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Kafil Akhtar
Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.102056

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Mycotic keratitis is a fungal infection of the cornea, which constitute an important eye problem in outdoor workers. This infection is difficult to treat, and it can lead to severe visual impairment or blindness. Trauma is the major predisposing factor, followed by ocular and systemic defects, prior application of corticosteroids and prolonged use of antibiotic eye-drops. We report this case because of the rarity of endogenous Aspergillosis presenting as blindness in tropical India and review of the relevant literature.


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