Aspergillus keratitis often follows surgery or traumatic inoculation, and is a threat to the transparency of the cornea. Diagnosis can be made by direct microscopy of corneal scrapings, and confirmed with culture. Treatments include eye drops containing antifungals (e.g. natamycin, intraconazole), debridement or surgical intervention.
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– Read a case history of a patient with fusarium keratitis