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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

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Savitri Sharma
LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar - 751 024, Orissa
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Sharma S, Das S. Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2010;58:550

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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.

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Wiwanitkit V. Sabouraud dextrose agar for diagnosis of fungal keratitis. Indian J Ophthalmol 2010;58:549-50.  Back to cited text no. 1
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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
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