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Results From the German Fungal Keratitis Registry: Significant Differences Between Cases With and Without a History of Contact Lens Use

Roth, Mathias ; Holtmann, Christoph ; Daas, Loay ; Kakkassery, Vinodh ; Kurzai, Oliver ; Geerling, Gerd



Abstract

Purpose: Fungal keratitis (FK) is a serious ophthalmic disease with a potentially devastating outcome that seems to be increasing in recent years. The use of contact lenses (CLs) was evaluated as a risk factor for FK to determine possible differences in course and outcome. Methods: Data from 173 cases reported in the German FK registry until August 2019 were evaluated regarding CL behavior, other ...

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