More Than Tears in Your Eyes (Exophiala jeanselmei keratitis)Ben-Simon, Guy J. M.D.; Grinbaum, Aaron M.D.; Barequet, Irina S. M.D.Cornea: March 2002 - Volume 21 - Issue 2 - p 230-231 Case Reports Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Purpose. To describe a patient with Exophiala jeanselmei keratitis. Methods. Case report. One patient with persistent corneal infiltrate that developed several days after a minor ocular trauma from an onion slice. Results. Culture plates from corneal scraping showed a growth of the yeast Exophiala jeanselmei, a rare causative agent of ocular infection. Conclusions. Whenever a corneal abscess does not improve with the usual antibiotic treatment, a thorough ophthalmic history should be taken to determine whether there was a recent ocular trauma. If the trauma was caused by a plant material, the physician should raise the possibility of an unusual fungal infection. From the Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. Submitted June 6, 2001. Revision received November 6, 2001. Accepted November 20, 2001. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. G. Ben-Simon, Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer 52621, Israel. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.