, Volume 167, Issue 1, pp 51-53

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Bipolaris hawaiiensis Keratomycosis and Endophthalmitis

  • Gulnaz BashirAffiliated withDepartment of Microbiology, SKIMS Email author 
  • , Wazahat HussainAffiliated withDepartment of Microbiology, SKIMS
  • , Azra RizviAffiliated withMobile Surgical Eye Unit, J&K Health Services

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Following trauma with rice stalk to the left eye, corneal ulcer with abscess and hypopyon developed in an immunocompetent male. Direct examination of the corneal scrapings revealed septate, branched fungal hyphae. Bipolaris hawaiiensis was isolated after culture on blood agar and Sabouraud dextrose agar. Because of delay in diagnosis and appropriate treatment, the patient developed endophthalmitis needing evisceration.


Bipolaris hawaiiensis Endophthalmitis Keratitis Trauma