Eye Contact Lens 2020 Nov;46(6):e66-e68
Department of Cornea and Anterior Segment (A.S., P.K., A.K.), Anand Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India; Sita Laxmi Glaucoma Center (T.M.), Anand Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India; and Consultant Microbiologist (A.K.R.), GHR Micro Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India.
We report a rare case of dematiaceous fungus colonization in the therapeutic bandage contact lens (BCL), in an eye with peripheral ulcerative keratitis. Bandage contact lens removal and appropriate treatment resulted in improvement of the visual acuity and prevented the spread of fungus to the underlying ocular structures. Microbiological evaluation of the BCL showed dematiaceous fungal filaments, and the fungus was identified as Bipolaris species. Read More