FUNGAL KERATITIS WITH CORNEAL ULCER IN FARMER

  • Nugraha Wahyu Cahyana Ophthalmology Departement, Faculty of Medicine, Jember University

Abstract

Fungal keratitis is an important cause of corneal blindness all over the world, especially in developing countries. Fungal Keratitis can diagnosis by slit-lamp biomicroscopic examination and culture is essential for early specific diagnosis and must be taken into consideration to establish the most effective treatment and avoid severe complications. The study was present a case of Fungal Keratitis in Farmer with a corneal ulcer caused by rice seeds corneal corpus allienum. A corneal ulcer is a complication was caused by ineffective therapy especially Steroid topical that should be avoided. The culture test result was C. Albicans and was treated with natamycin 5% Eye drops. Finally, patients have a good clinical response, however with the sequel of decreased visual acuity.  

Published
2020-11-30
How to Cite
CAHYANA, Nugraha Wahyu. FUNGAL KERATITIS WITH CORNEAL ULCER IN FARMER. International Conference on Agromedicine and Tropical Diseases, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 58-61, nov. 2020. ISSN 2716-4020. Available at: <https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/ICATD/article/view/24137>. Date accessed: 01 oct. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.19184/icatd.v3i1.24137.