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Filamentous fungal invasion of a methafilcon contact lens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17068468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report a case of Fusarium species invasion of a methafilcon matrix soft contact lens in a first-time lens wearer. RESULTS: The authors describe the history and ocular examination of a 19-year-old woman with large fungal deposits on her contact lens. Culture of the contact lens grew Fusarium species. On histologic examination, fungal filaments were seen on both surfaces of the contact lens as well as invading the lens matrix. The fungal morphology changed as the fungus penetrated the contact lens. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of fungal invasion of a methafilcon matrix lens and the second histologically documented case of Fusarium invasion of a contact lens.
Mohammed K ElMallah; Deepak P Edward; Timothy T McMahon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0277-3740     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-27     Completed Date:  2006-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  860-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contact Lenses, Extended-Wear / microbiology*
Fusarium / growth & development*,  isolation & purification
Myopia / therapy*

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