|Rajesh Subhash Joshi, Sonali Tamboli, Tanmay Surwade, Namrata Bansode, Ashwini Rasal, Pranshu Goel
Pan Am J Ophthalmol 2021, 3:32 (27 September 2021)
Orbital mucormycosis is a dreaded condition and may lead to fatal intracranial infection if it spreads to the intracranial sinuses. The infection is caused by fungi of the order Mucorales. Rhizopus has been reported to be the causative pathogen. The main route of infection is through inhalation of the fungal spores, which may cause lung infection. However, patients with diabetes, immunosuppression, and steroid use are more prone to the infection. We present a case of orbital mucormycosis in a patient who had recovered from coronavirus disease 2019. Early diagnosis and management helped salvage the vision of the patient.
|Lukoye Atwoli, Abdullah H Baqui, Thomas Benfield, Raffaella Bosurgi, Fiona Godlee, Stephen Hancocks, Richard Horton, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Carlos Augusto Monteiro, Ian Norman, Kirsten Patrick, Nigel Praities, Marcel G M. Olde Rikkert, Eric J Rubin, Peush Sahni, Richard Smith, Nicholas J Talley, Sue Turale, Damian Vazquez
Pan Am J Ophthalmol 2021, 3:31 (6 September 2021)