Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 1154
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page

   Table of Contents      
LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 550

Authors' reply


1 Ocular Microbiology Service, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
2 Cornea and Anterior Segment Service, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

Date of Web Publication16-Oct-2010

Correspondence Address:
Savitri Sharma
LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar - 751 024, Orissa
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

How to cite this article:
Sharma S, Das S. Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2010;58:550

How to cite this URL:
Sharma S, Das S. Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 May 29];58:550. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2010/58/6/550/71685

Dear Editor,

We appreciate the comments of Wiwanitkit [1] on our article. [2] The fact that Sabouraud dextrose agar is the standard medium for fungal culture and identification is irrefutable and the same has been mentioned in our article. We however reiterate our observation that in the case of mycotic keratitis, the diagnosis is unlikely to be missed if only blood or chocolate agar is used since the fungi causing keratitis can grow well on blood and chocolate agar. We agree that certain fungi like Histoplasma sp. may not grow on blood or chocolate agar; however, we would like to mention that this group of fungi is normally not associated with fungal keratitis.

 
  References Top

1.
Wiwanitkit V. Sabouraud dextrose agar for diagnosis of fungal keratitis. Indian J Ophthalmol 2010;58:549-50.  Back to cited text no. 1
[PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  
2.
Das S, Sharma S, Kar S, Sahu SK, Samal B, Mallick A. Is inclusion of Sabouraud dextrose agar essential for the laboratory diagnosis of fungal keratitis? Indian J Ophthalmol 2010;58:281-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
[PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  




 

Top
 
 
  Search
 
    Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
    Access Statistics
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

 
  In this article
References

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed817    
    Printed37    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded72    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal