• Users Online: 164
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
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
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_35_20

Rights and Permissions

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.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded107    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal