International Ophthalmology

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 49–51 | Cite as

Fungal keratitis following amniotic membrane transplantation

  • Sujata Das
  • Balasubramanya Ramamurthy
  • Virender S. Sangwan
Case Report


Purpose To report a case of fungal keratitis following amniotic membrane (AM) transplantation for pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. Method A 55-year-old female underwent amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) with epithelial debridement and anterior stromal puncture in the left eye for symptomatic bullous keratopathy. She developed fungal keratitis after 4 weeks. Result Aspergillus sp. was isolated from the corneal scraping. The patient was treated with systemic and topical antifungal medication. Conclusion Although AMT is safe, there is a risk of microbial infection after the procedure especially in poor ocular surfaces.


Amniotic membrane Fungal keratitis Amniotic membrane transplantation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sujata Das
    • 1
    • 2
  • Balasubramanya Ramamurthy
    • 1
  • Virender S. Sangwan
    • 1
  1. 1.L V Prasad Eye InstituteHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Cornea & Anterior Segment ServiceBhubaneswar L V Prasad Eye InstitutePatia, BhubaneswarIndia

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