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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 351-359

Study of Keratomycosis in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Visakhapatnam, India
Venkata Hemalatha Neeli and T. Parvathi*
Department of Microbiology, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam
*Corresponding author

Corneal infections are one of the leading causes of ocular morbidity and blindness world-wide. If normal defense mechanisms of the eye are compromised, almost any microorganism can invade the cornea. Fungal infections affecting the cornea are referred to as keratomycosis or mycotic keratitis. The peak incidence is seen during harvest seasons particularly in tropical and sub-tropical environments. Middle-aged men are more commonly affected. Trauma with vegetative matter serves as the most important pre-disposing factor for mycotic keratitis. It is important to know the exact aetiology of corneal ulcer to institute appropriate therapy in time, lest serious consequences may follow.

Keywords: Corneal ulcer, Keratomycosis, Middle-aged men,Trauma, Vegetative matter

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Venkata Hemalatha Neeli and T. Parvathi. 2016. Study of Keratomycosis in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Visakhapatnam, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 351-359. doi:
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