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Fungal Keratitis

Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) and is often caused by an infection. Bacteria, viruses, amoeba, and fungi can all cause keratitis. Fungal keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea that is caused by a fungus. Types of fungi that have been known to cause fungal keratitis include:

Fusarium and Aspergillus species live in the environment, often in association with plant matter. Candida species are some of the microorganisms that normally live on human skin and mucous membranes. Although fungal keratitis can be a serious condition, it is very rare.

For other Fungal topics, visit the Fungal Homepage.

Photomicrograph showing conidiophores and conidia of the fungus Fusarium verticillioides

Photomicrograph showing conidiophores and conidia of the fungus Fusarium verticillioides

Fungal Keratitis Topics

A green icon of a pencil and note pad.Definition

What is Fungal Keratitis?

A green icon of a stethoscope.Symptoms

Eye pain, blurred vision…

A green icon with a magnifying glass and foot print.Risk & Prevention

Who gets it and how it can be prevented…

A green icon of a petri dish.Sources of Infection

Eye trauma, plant matter…

A green icon of a microscope.Diagnosis & Testing

See your health care provider, sample tissue, clinical diagnosis…

A green icon representing prescription drugs.Treatment & Outcomes

Antifungal treatment, resolution of symptoms…

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Resources and publications…

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Incidence, surveillance…

 
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