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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 295-298

Scleral patch graft as a rescue for infectious scleritis


Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre, Angamaly, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hilda K Nixon
C/o M. T Joseph, #40, Meleppuram House, Haritha Nagar, Potta P. O., Chalakudy, Thrissur District - 680 722, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_35_20

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We report a case of a 68-year-old male who presented with redness and pain in the right eye with a previous history of pterygium surgery with mitomycin-C in the same eye 2 weeks before onset of symptoms. On examination, visual acuity in the right eye was counting fingers at 2 m improving to 6/24 with pinhole and the left eye was 6/18 improving to 6/12 with pinhole. Right eye showed signs of melting in the nasal sclera with avascularity and perilimbal corneal infiltrate. Scraping was done and culture showed growth of Fusarium species. The patient was started on antifungal drops, and a scleral patch graft was done with multilayered amniotic membrane graft with fibrin glue. On follow-up, the patient showed symptomatic improvement with vascularization of scleral graft and vision improved following cataract surgery.


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