Mycotic keratitis due to Cylindrocarpon lichenicola: Successful salvage of the eye

M. Suchitra Shenoy, Rajesh R. Nayak, Vijay Pai, K. Archana Bhat

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Abstract

We hereby report a successfully salvaged eye due to mycotic keratitis by Cylindrocarpon lichenicola in a 60-year-old female from Kasaragod (Kerala). The patient came with a history of pain, photophobia and decreased vision of the right eye. The microbiological investigations of the corneal scraping revealed C. lichenicola. C. lichenicola is a soil saprophyte. Since the ulcer worsened paracentesis followed by therapeutic keratoplasty and adjunct therapy with natamycin drops, voriconazole drops and oral ketoconazole was given. We stress that evidence-based timely medical and surgical intervention helped in the restoration of the vision in an infected eye.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-474
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Volume38
Issue number3 4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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