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Clinical features and treatment outcomes of fungal keratitis in central South Korea

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First Author: T.Kang SOUTH KOREA

Co Author(s):    W. Lee   S. Choi   J. Lee              

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To investigate the clinical characteristics, predisposing factors, microbiological profiles, and treatment outcomes of fungal keratitis in central South Korea


Chungnam National University Hospital (tertiary care hospital)


The medical records of 29 patients diagnosed with fungal keratitis from April 2014 to March 2018 were retrospectively reviewed. Twenty five culture-proven cases and 4 KOH smear-positive cases were included.


The mean age was 64.8 years. Fourteen patients (48%) had a history of ocular trauma. Five patients (17%) had been using steroid eyedrops after herpetic stromal keratitis. Filamentous fungi accounted for 69% and bacterial infection was combined in 31% of the cases. Elevated lesion was observed in 38% and multiple granular spots were present in 7%. Antifungal therapy was implemented within 16 days and the infection was controlled in 21 patients (72%). Penetrating keratoplasty was performed in 6 patients (21%) and showed no recurrence during 20 months of follow-up period for average.


Fungal keratitis responded to medication without surgeries in 72% of the cases. Recent ocular trauma, steroid eyedrop use, and raised corneal lesion were characteristic features. Penetrating keratoplasty showed good outcome in controlling the fungal keratitis.

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