Prevalence of fungal corneal ulcers in Northern India

  title={Prevalence of fungal corneal ulcers in Northern India},
  author={Dr. J. Chander and A. Sharma M.S.},
Fungal corneal ulcer is common in India due to the tropical climate and a large agrarian population that is at risk. Various factors such as trauma, the injudicious use of topical antibiotics and corticosteroids are involved. Many of the age and sex-related risk factors also play a minor role. This 6-year study from Northern India revealed that fungi were detected in 61 (8.4%) out of 730 patients investigated. Direct microscopy was positive in 51 (7%) and culture in 53 (7.3%) patients… CONTINUE READING
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