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Covid-19: Understanding Black Fungus and it's effects on the eyes

The Free Press Journal | 19/05/2021 09:19 AM | Click to read full article

Mucormycosis infections are characterised by extensive angioinvasion that results in blood vessel thrombosis. The subsequent Ischemic necrosis (death of tissue due to blockage of blood supply) of the infected tissues can prevent the delivery of WBCs and antifungal agents to the foci of infection. Hence, the infected tissue needs to be surgically excised.

Very often the presenting symptom is drooping of the eyelid.

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