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Ocular fungal infections are amongst the most common worldwide and are almost always sight threatening.

By far the commonest infection is fungal keratitis, which occurs with almost equal frequency as bacterial keratitis in most parts of the world. Less common fungal infections of the eye are:

  • Candida choroidoretinitis and endophthalmitis
  • Fungal endophthalmitis caused by numerous rare pathogens, such as Aspergillus and Paecilomyces
  • Lens implant fungal infection. 

Occasionally chorioretinitis is a manifestation of disseminated fungal disease other than Candida, including coccidioidomycosis, invasive aspergillosis, pneumocystis infection and others.

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