Clotrimazole (Canesten) Therapy of Fungal Keratitis
Fungal keratitis is no longer an ophthalmic rarity in many parts of the world. In the southeastern and southwestern United States and in several South American countries, it is a significant cause of microbial keratitis with consequent visual loss. The principal responsible organisms are Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Candida. As in other forms of microbial keratitis, preservation of visual function requires early recognition and initiation of effective medical therapy. Despite substantial advances in clinical and laboratory diagnosis during the past decade, antifungal therapy remains problematical outside of a few medical centers with special experience in oculomycosis. There is no universally available ophthalmic antifungal agent.
KeywordsMinimal Inhibitory Concentration Fusarium Moniliforme Minimal Fungicidal Concentration Fungal Keratitis Candida Isolate
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