Fungal keratitis following amniotic membrane transplantation
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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.
KeywordsAmniotic membrane Fungal keratitis Amniotic membrane transplantation