Fungal keratitis: factors in increased incidence

The incidence of fungal keratitis has increased alarmingly in recent years, even in the higher latitudes. Wearers of soft contact lenses seem to be one of the most important factors in this increase, suggested Eduardo Alfonso, MD, professor of ophthalmology and holder of The Edward W.D. Norton Chair in Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.