Case Report

Rhino-orbital mucormycosis

S.D. Mathebula
African Vision and Eye Health | South African Optometrist: Vol 65, No 2 | a264 | DOI: | © 2006 S.D. Mathebula | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 December 2006 | Published: 19 December 2006

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S.D. Mathebula, Department of Optometry, University of Limpopo, Private Bag x 1106, Sovenga, 0727, South Africa

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Rhino-orbital mucormycosis is a rare but life-threatening infection that generally occurs in patients with immune deficiency. As such the condition is a medical emergency. Early rec-ognition and treatment are essential because it may lead to death within a few days. Fungal in-fections of the eye are uncommon but are being seen with increasing frequency in patients with immune deficiency.


Diabetes, Fungus, Mucormycosis, Rhino-orbital mucormycosis


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