Mycotic keratitis, also known asfungal keratitis, is commonly defined as an inflammation of the cornea. Globally, mycotic keratitis is more common as compared to others eye disorders. Though it occurs in all parts of the world it is more prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas. Mycotic Keratitis emphasizes novel perspectives on mycotic keratitis treatments and addresses different therapies used in treatment. The book is designed to be immensely useful for the students and teachers of microbiology, medicine, mycology, ophthalmology, biotechnology and nanotechnology. Medical microbiology researchers in general and medical mycology in particular will find it a valuable user-friendly book.
Table of Contents
Mycotic Keratitis: An Old Disease with Modern Nanotechnological Solutions. Fungal Keratitis Due to Fusarium. Mycotic Keratitis caused by Dematiaceous Fungi. Microbiological Diagnosis of Fungal Keratitis. Special Cases in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Fungal Keratitis. Diagnosis and Treatment of Fungal Keratitis. Presentation, Clinical Signs and Prognostic Factors of Mycotic Keratitis. Management of Fungal Keratitis. Pathogenesis of Fungal Keratitis. Epidemiology of Mycotic Keratitis. Exploring Potential of Nanocarriers for Therapy of Mycotic Keratitis. Novel Perspectives in Treatment of Fungal Keratitis. Therapeutic Approach in Fungal Keratitis. Surgical Treatment of Mycotic Keratitis.
Mahendra Rai, Ph.D. is a Senior Professor and UGC-Basic Science Research Faculty at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Maharashtra, India. He was Visiting Scientist in University of Geneva, Debrecen University, Hungary; University of Campinas, Brazil; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and National University of Rosario, Argentina. His area of interests include Microbial Biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. He has published more than 400 research papers in national and international journals. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 48 books and 6 patents.
Marcelo Luís Occhiutto, M.D., is a physician in the Department of External Diseases, Cataract and Refractive Surgery of the T. Cvintal Institute of Ophthalmology - São Paulo, Brazil. He is a researcher at the Department of Ophthalmology and Human Genetics in the University of Campinas. His most recent research focuses on the use of nanotechnology for antiproliferative drugs in glaucoma surgeries, and about the identification of genetic polymorphisms that participate in the etiology of this serious eye disease.