Fungal scleritis after cataract surgery. Successful outcome using itraconazole.

Journal Article

We report the development of fungal scleritis in a 53-year-old man after uncomplicated cataract surgery. Histopathology and culture identified the organism as Aspergillus flavus. Clinically, the patient worsened on treatment with oral ketoconazole and topical amphotericin B with progression of multifocal scleral nodules and necrosis. Resolution of inflammation was achieved using oral itraconazole, a new triazole antifungal agent. The patient achieved 20/15-2 visual acuity and remains free of symptoms and signs for greater than 2 years after discontinuation of all treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carlson, AN; Foulks, GN; Perfect, JR; Kim, JH

Published Date

  • March 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 151 - 154

PubMed ID

  • 1316256

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-3740

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States