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Confocal microscopy of Aspergillus fumigatus keratitis
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    • Avni M Avunduk, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Roger W. Beuerman, Emily D Varnell, and Herbert E Kaufman

    Dear Editor

    Thanks to Dr Fan and coworkers for their letter and interests in our article.[1]

    The conclusion drawn by us was that confocal microscopy was a rapid and sensitive diagnostic tool for both early diagnosis and non-invasive follow -up of fungal keratitis, not that it was a superior to culture and corneal biopsy staining techniques in the early stage of fungal keratitis. It is rapid compared to cultu...

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    Comments on Confocal Microscopy of Aspergillus Fumigatus Keratitis
    • Dorothy S.P. Fan, Ophthalmologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • David T.L. Liu, Wai-Man Chan, Dennis S.C. Lam

    Dear Editor

    We read with great interest the article of Avunduk and coworkers,[1] who conducted a study in using confocal microscopy to evaluate Aspergillus fumigatus keratitis in treated and untreated rabbits eyes. They concluded that "confocal microscopy is a rapid and sensitive diagnostic tool for both the early diagnosis and non-invasive follow-up of fungal keratitis". In order to justify the statement, two i...

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