|A 5-year-old female Holstein cow was examined for ocular discharge, periorbital swelling, an area of full-thickness corneal cellular infiltrate, fibrin, hypopyon, diffuse corneal edema, and miosis.
The patient was diagnosed with a corneal stromal abscess and secondary anterior uveitis.
Histopathology, mycotic culture, and polymerase chain reaction positive for Aspergillus and Fusarium DNA confirmed the presence of fungal infection.
Response to therapy was adequate, and follow-up with the patient 1 year after diagnosis revealed a focal area of corneal fibrosis.
Source: Elligott, Colleen R., Wilkie, David A., Kuonen, Vanessa J., Bras, I. Dineli & Neihaus, Andrew (2006): Primary Aspergillus and Fusarium keratitis in a Holstein cow. In: Veterinary Ophthalmology 9 (3), 175-178.
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