Nosematosis of the cornea. Case report, including electron microscopic studies.

@article{Pinnolis1981NosematosisOT,
  title={Nosematosis of the cornea. Case report, including electron microscopic studies.},
  author={M Pinnolis and Peter R. Egbert and Ramon L. Font and Frank C. Winter},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={1981},
  volume={99 6},
  pages={1044-7}
}
A 26-year-old woman underwent enucleation of a blind, painful eye because of a perforated corneal ulcer. Histopathologic examination of the eye disclosed an acute, necrotizing keratitis surrounding myriad small (2.5 to 3 x 4.5 to 5 micrometer), oval, faintly visible structures. Under polarized light, they were partially birefringent and stained intensely positive with the acid-fast technique. The organisms were located mainly within the cytoplasm of histiocytes in the deep corneal lamellae… CONTINUE READING

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