Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 8

A Case Series of Conjunctival Rhinosporidiosis: Extremes of Presentation!!

Shobita Nair1*, Anitha Venugopal1, Vinit J Shah2 and Meenakshi Ravindran1

1Department of Cornea, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Retina Vitreous, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Shobita Nair, Department of Cornea, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Received: July 16, 2020; Published: July 31, 2020



 Rhinosporidiosis is a rare infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an organism classified into class, Mesomycetozoea. It commonly affects mucus membranes. The diagnosis of rhinosporidiosis is based on its clinical appearance, microscopic features and the treatment is surgical excision. This condition is endemic in the temperate regions of the Indian subcontinent. Although a rare clinical entity, the possibility of rhinosporidiosis must be considered when evaluating any polypoidal conjunctival mass in patients belonging to any socioeconomic strata. Here we present 3 patients of different age groups and socioeconomic status with varied presentations suggestive of Conjunctival rhinosporidiosis, their evaluation, management, and outcomes.

Keywords: Rhinosporidiosis; Rhinosporidium seeberi; Conjunctiva; Staphyloma; Polypoidal Mass; Excision Biopsy



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Citation: Shobita Nair., et al. “A Case Series of Conjunctival Rhinosporidiosis: Extremes of Presentation!!". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.8 (2020): 57-60.


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