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Aspergillus Endophthalmitis: Clinical Presentations and Factors Determining Outcomes.

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Summary of "Aspergillus Endophthalmitis: Clinical Presentations and Factors Determining Outcomes."

The aim of this study was to describe the clinical presentations, management and factors determining outcomes of Aspergillus endophthalmitis.

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Name: Asia-Pacific journal of ophthalmology (Philadelphia, Pa.)
ISSN: 2162-0989
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