Mycotic keratitis due to Cylindrocarpon lichenicola: Successful salvage of the eye
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
We hereby report a successfully salvaged eye due to mycotic keratitis by Cylindrocarpon lichenicola in a 60-year-old female from Kasaragod (Kerala). The patient came with a history of pain, photophobia and decreased vision of the right eye. The microbiological investigations of the corneal scraping revealed C. lichenicola. C. lichenicola is a soil saprophyte. Since the ulcer worsened paracentesis followed by therapeutic keratoplasty and adjunct therapy with natamycin drops, voriconazole drops and oral ketoconazole was given. We stress that evidence-based timely medical and surgical intervention helped in the restoration of the vision in an infected eye.
Suchitra Shenoy, M.; Nayak, Rajesh R.; Pai, Vijay; and Archana Bhat, K., "Mycotic keratitis due to Cylindrocarpon lichenicola: Successful salvage of the eye" (2020). Open Access Archive. 196.