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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 763651, 2 pages
Case Report

Aspergillus niger Infection of an Orbital Exenteration Socket Can Be Treated with Oral Itraconazole

Orbital, Plastics and Lacrimal Clinic, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, 32 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002, Australia

Received 19 November 2012; Accepted 11 December 2012

Academic Editors: H. Atilla and E. Chihara

Copyright © 2012 Wing Lung Alvin So and Thomas G. Hardy. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aspergillus niger infection is a rare complication following orbital exenteration, especially in immunocompetent patients. If untreated, the infection may lead to significant morbidities. We report a patient with this rare infection, who has been treated successfully with oral itraconazole.