Fungal keratitis is a common sight threatening cause of ocular morbidity in hot tropical climates. They are usually have a chronic presentation and predisposed to individuals who have sustained injury with vegetative matter, diabetics etc. The diagnosis is limited by lack of availability of microbiology laboratory services and corneal subspeciality care. Antifungal drugs are mainly fungistatic and limited by issues of bioavailability. The surgical modalities of treatment include intrastromal and intracameral injections, superficial keratectomy, tissue adhesives and penetrating keratoplasty. Our discussion on this topic will address clinical presentation, diagnosis, medical and surgical management options for fungal keratitis.
Lecturer: Dr. Aravind Roy, L V Prasad Eye Institute, India