What causes fungal and parasitic corneal ulcers?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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With the introduction of topical corticosteroid drugs in the treatment of eye disease, fungal corneal ulcers have become more common. Fungi (Fusarium and Candida species) and parasitic amoeba (Acanthamoeba) have been found in a small number of patients and frequently present with more severe symptoms.


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