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Fungal infections of the corneum usually present as presumed bacterial keratitis. There will be no response to topical antibiotics and urgent referral to a specialist centre is required.

  • clinical suspicion is essential to diagnosis (1)
  • usually caused by Candida albicans, Aspergillus fumigatus and Fusarium sp.(1) (3)
  • can be successfully treated with topical amphotericin B 0,2% and natamycin 5% (2)


  1. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar;35(2):124-30
  2. Oftalmologia. 2006;50(4):33-8
  3. Fungal Keratitis - Asia Pacific - American Academy of Ophthalmology ( (

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