The Black Fungus or Mucormycosis is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called Mucormycetes. These molds live throughout the environment.
No. Mucormycosis or the Black Fungus can’t spread between people. So, it’s not contagious.
Mucormycosis, or the Black Fungus, mainly affects people who have health problems or take medicines that lower the body’s immunity. The COVID-19 Second wave has seen a substantial rise in the number of cases of Mucormycosis or Black Fungus. Especially in patients who’ve recently recovered from COVID infection and have some pre-existing diseases that include but are not limited to the following:
The symptoms of mucormycosis depend on where in the body the fungus is growing. Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms that you think are related to Mucormycosis or the Black Fungus.
Symptoms of Mucormycosis / Black Fungus include but are not limited to the following:
The first point of contact should be an ENT Specialist or an Ophthalmologist who can detect the disease based on specific tests and diagnosis
A multi-disciplinary intervention of an Ophthalmologist, ENT Surgeon, Microbiologist, Pathologist is required depending on the case.
Advanced infectious cases need to be seen in a multispecialty Tertiary Care Hospital with the intervention of a Neuro Surgeon, Oculoplasty Surgeon, ENT Surgeon and Maxillofacial Surgeon, where the patient will be admitted, treated and observed in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
We, at Maxivision Eye Hospitals, have set up an exclusive Early Detection Centre for the Black Fungus at our Somajiguda Brand. At this centre, we will have a team of
Please note that this exclusive service is available only at our SOMAJIGUDA BRANCH. We urge all COVID-recovered patients to get tested for the Black Fungus immediately, as early detection can be extremely helpful.
Disclaimer: Mucormycosis Clinic in Maxivision is our efforts and support to identify the symptoms at an early stage with combined Ophthalmology, ENT and Microbiology specialities and guide the patient to appropriate treatments.
We, at Maxivision, in its yeomen service to people who need eye care, have taken this initiative with the pure intent of helping patients with early symptoms in the eye due to Black Fungus.
Maxivision does not have the capacity to perform advanced surgeries treating Mucormycosis, which require the services of a Neuro Surgeon. Also, In-patient infrastructure like ICU, Ventilators, etc., to keep patient under observation.
We, at Maxivision, have put together a team of specialists to identify the disease at an early stage, counsel and guide these patients through appropriate procedures and provide the evidence documents to the surgeons who will be treating them at multispecialty hospitals.