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Articles: Diseases


Corneal Transplants/Grafts

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, The availability of donor tissue for Corneal Transplant surgery has been markedly reduced. This is out of our control . We have been unable to perform any of these surgeries in in the past 2 months. Other ocular surgery continues as normal.

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Fungal keratitis – A review

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr S BallimMBChB(Natal), FCOphth(SA)Specialist Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, DurbanDr SMahomed, MBChB(Natal), FCPHM(SA), MMed PHMPublicHealth Specialist/Lecturer, Department of Infection Prevention andControl, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Introduction Fungal keratitis (keratomycosis), defined as fungal infection of the cornea, is associated with stromal infiltrate,epithelial ulcer, endothelial plaque or all of the above. The anterior chamber of the eye may be involved in more severe disease. It is caused by filamentous fungi, yeast and dimorphic fungi. Unlike bacteria, fungi can penetrate the intact Descemet’s membrane and enter the anterior chamber, which is difficult to treat with anti fungal agents.Often, difficulty with prompt diagnosis, together with many patient factors, result in poor visual outcomes. The world of ophthalmology is in need of a clear gold standard of care in this visually…