Usted está aquí: Inicio

New Insights into the Pathogenesis of Fungal Keratitis

Invita POSGRADO EN CIENCIAS DE LA VIDA
Fecha 2017-03-24, 13:00:00 hrs
Lugar: Auditorio Institucional
Ponente(s): Dr. Eric Pearlman,
Profesor-Investigador del Departamento de Oftalmología y
Director del Instituto de Inmunología de la Universidad
de California en Irvine
Resumen:  Fungal keratitis is a fungal infection of the cornea that leads to severe, painful ulceration and loss of vision, and is a major cause of blindness worldwide, particularly in the developing world. Major risk factors for mycotic keratitis include ocular trauma and contact lens use. Both yeasts and molds can cause mycotic keratitis, with the filamentous molds of the Fusarium and Aspergillus genera being the most common etiological agents worldwide. Fungi, particularly Candida species yeasts, can also cause endophthalmitis, a painful, blinding infection of the posterior eye. Treatment of these infections is challenging due to a limited arsenal of anti-fungal agents and highly variable susceptibility among causative fungi. Furthermore, associated inflammation contributes greatly to tissue damage and permanent blindness. Studies using experimental models of mycotic keratitis have revealed new targets for novel anti-fungal agents and anti-inflammatory therapies that have the potential to reduce the impact of these devastating infections.

Carretera Ensenada-Tijuana No. 3918, Zona Playitas, C.P. 22860, Ensenada, B.C. Mexico. Teléfono: 01(646)175-05-00

w3cCSS w3cXML

CICESE, MÉXICO - ALGUNOS DERECHOS RESERVADOS © 2011 - POLÍTICAS DE PRIVACIDAD