Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics at presentation and final outcomes

CaseOccupationOrganismDiabetesHIVPresenting visual
acuity
Presenting infiltrate
size (geometric mean)
Perforation at presentationDuration of follow-upFinal
visual
acuity
OutcomeCorneal clarity at final visit (ulcer site)Final scar
size (mm)
Remnant corneal clarity
1FarmerAspergillius sppNoPos6/362.59No1 year6/18HealedDense scar6.1Clear
2Civil servantAspergillius sppNoPos6/64.24No45 daysN/ALost to follow-upN/A4.6N/A
3OtherNo growthNoNeg6/368.49No1 year6/6HealedMild scar6.4*Clear
4Self-employedFusarium sppNoNegPL7.32Yes†14 daysNPLEvisceratedNot applicableN/A
5FarmerBipolaris sppYesNegHM8.28No1 year1/60HealedModerate scar5.8Clear
6FarmerNo growthNoNeg2/607.10No1 year6/18HealedDense scar8.0Clear
7FarmerUnidentifiedNoNegPL8.94No1 yearPLHealedDense scar8.0Clear
8NoneFusarium sppNoNeg4/604.40No1 year6/36HealedModerate scar5.0Clear
9Self-employedCandida sppNoPosHM1.73No14 daysNPLEvisceratedNot applicableN/A
10FarmerAcremonium sppNoNegHM9.09No90 daysHMHealedDense scar8.8Clear
11FarmerLasiodiplodia theobromaeNoPosHM7.08No90 days2/60HealedDense scar6.8Clear
12FarmerBipolaris sppNoNegHM6.88No1 yearHMHealedModerate scar9.4*Mildly Hazy
13Self-employedFusarium sppNoNeg4/607.60No90 daysNPLEvisceratedNot applicableN/A
  • *The geometrical mean size of scar was estimated from a scaled corneal photograph. Presenting and final visual acuity was converted to Snellen for purposes of this report.

  • †The single perforation at presentation was sealed.

  • NPL, No Perception of Light; PL, Perception of Light.