What’s ocular histoplasmosis?

Ocular histoplasmosis is caused by fungal spores from a lung infection that can travel to the eyes and cause central vision loss. Laser surgery can prevent further damage, but lost vision cannot be restored. Antifungal and anti-inflammatory drugs are not effective, and the exact mechanism of how the spores migrate to the eyes is unknown. […]

What’s histoplasmosis?

Histoplasmosis is a lung infection caused by inhaling spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum found in bird and bat droppings. Symptoms vary in severity and can become chronic or disseminated, making it especially dangerous for those with compromised immune systems. Antifungal drugs can treat the infection, and wearing a face mask can limit exposure. Histoplasmosis […]

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