Keratitis is associated with multipurpose contact lens solutions have increased the numbers of contact lens associated fungal keratitis. Fungal keratitis remains a diagnostic challenge and a difficult therapeutic problem for ophthalmic clinicians because these fungal infections of the cornea frequently result in corneal melting, visual impairment and devastating ocular damage if they are not diagnosed early and treated promptly and effectively. The most common risk factor to cause keratitis is ocular trauma, particularly with vegetative material. Other risk factors include contact lens use, ocular surgery, ocular surface disease, previous use of topical corticosteroids, a compromised immune system, and tropical, humid climates. Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on June, 2014