Fungal Keratitis / Fusarium Keratitis
This website was created to provide the families of Fungal Keratitis also know as Fusarioum Keratitis with up-to-date information on this serious eye condition. Fungal Keratitis is a very general term meaning any inflammation of the cornea, the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. Fungi can infect (and therefore inflame) the cornea. Doctors refer to this as "fungal keratitis," meaning corneal infection caused by fungi. One type of fungus that can infect the cornea is Fusarium. When Fusarium infects the cornea, the eye disease is referred to as Fusarium keratitis. Fusarium keratitis is a serious infection of the cornea.
This website includes the latest information on fungal keratitis' causes and risk factors. In the Treatment Options section there is a description of the different types of treatments such as surgery. In our Medical Financial Aid and Assistance section, we discuss how patients and their families may be helped with medical bills and financial concerns. In our Coping section we discuss the emotional and physically limiting issues as they relate to treating this serious eye problem.
Because some Fungal Keratitis is linked to the use of Renu, see our Renu and FDA Warning section. To navigate our site, use the links to the left.