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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118-121

Keratomycotic malignant glaucoma

Institute of Ophthalmology, Joseph Eye Hospital, Tiruchirapalli- 620 001, India

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Thomas Kuriakose
Institute of Ophthalmology, Joseph Eye Hospital, Tiruchirapalli- 620 001
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PMID: 1841884

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Malignant Glaucoma due to Keratomycosis is a devastating and poorly recognised complication occurring in a small percentage of treated patients. It is characterized, in cases of Keratomycosis by a raised tension, uniform shallowing of the anterior chamber and a fungus-exudate-iris mass covering the pupillary area. Three cases of 'Keratomycotic Malignant Glaucoma' are discussed here. Two of these were successfully treated with therapeutic keratoplasty, extracapsular lens extraction and systemic antifungals. The development of malignant glaucoma after a therapeutic keratoplasty which occurred in one case has not previously been reported. All the three cases which developed malignant glaucoma had a pupillary size of 4 mm diameter or less and grew Fusarium from the cornea and anterior chamber.

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