Epidemiological profile of fungal keratitis in urban population of West Bengal, India

@inproceedings{Saha2009EpidemiologicalPO,
  title={Epidemiological profile of fungal keratitis in urban population of West Bengal, India},
  author={Suman Kumar Saha and Debdulal Banerjee and Archana Khetan and Jayangshu Sengupta},
  booktitle={Oman journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Corneal diseases are one of the major causes of visual loss and blindness, second only to cataract. Amongst corneal diseases, microbial keratitis is a major blinding disease. In some countries, fungal keratitis accounts for almost 50% of patients with culture-proven microbial keratitis. AIM This study was conducted to determine the epidemiological characteristics of fungal keratitis in an urban population of West Bengal and identify the specific pathogenic organisms. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING

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