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The role of corticosteroids in fungal keratitis: a different view
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    Dear Editor,

    We appreciate the comments of Sridhar et al. regarding our letter: “The role of corticosteroids in fungal keratitis: a different view” published in your journal [1]. The authors comment on our recommendation for a gradual tapering of corticosteroids in cases where steroids were used for the treatment of initially misdiagnosed fungal corneal infections.

    As mentioned in our cases rep...

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    Role of corticosteroids in fungal keratitis
    • Uma Sridhar, consultant cornea specialist
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      • Charu tandon, Neetu Sharma

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the case reports by Peponis et al. on the role of corticosteroids in fungal keratitis. It is important to remember are that all antifungal drugs used in clinical practice are fungistatic. Hence while an abrupt cessation of steroid usage in recently diagnosed fungal keratitis may cause increased inflammation, continuation of steroids may cause fungi to p...

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