Fusarium keratitis

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Fusarium keratitis is a rare but serious corneal infection caused by the fungus Fusarium. Fusarium species are normally found in many plants, soil, and tap water. Fungal keratitis can be associated with trauma to the surface of the eye, immunodeficiencies, and contact lens use.

Symptoms include, but may not be limited to, eye pain, redness, blurry vision and discharge from the eye. Without treatment, Fusarium keratitis can scar the cornea, leading to significant loss of vision and the need for a corneal transplant. In April 2006, eye care maker Bausch & Lomb stopped shipments of ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution because of a link to Fusarium keratitis. The CDC is reviewing reports of over 100 cases of contact lens related Fusarium keratitis.

See Also

  1. Eye Disorders
  2. Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc
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