Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : ND01 - ND02

Intracorneal Amphotericin B Injection in a Case of Indolent Candidal Keratitis ND01-ND02

Jyoti Deswal, Sudesh Kumar Arya

Correspondence
Dr. Jyoti Deswal,
Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmolgy, H.NO. 25/10-A, Jasbir Colony (Near Sheela By-Pass), Rohtak-124001,
Haryana, India.
E-mail: jyoti_deswal@yahoo.co.in

Ocular candidiasis is one of the opportunistic infection occurring in human body. Pathogenesis wise, Candida is very virulent and slow growing organism. We report a case of 76-year-old female with left eye candidal stromal abscess, not responding to topical and oral antifungal drugs. Patient was administered intrastromal amphotetericin B injection in the affected eye. Four midstromal injections were given in the areas surrounding the corneal abscess. A total of approximately 0.05 mL of amphotericin B, 5 g per 0.1 mL, was administered. Within next four weeks, the eye became completely quiet with healed epithelial defect and corneal scarring. Intracorneal injection of amphotericin B is a safe and effective treatment option for recurrent and recalcitrant fungal infections.