• punctate
  • Fluorescein eye stain test, which shows any damage to the corneal and conjunctival epithelium According to Mackie's classification, neurotrophic keratitis can be divided into three stages based on severity: Stage I: characterized by alterations of the corneal epithelium, which is dry and opaque, with superficial punctate keratopathy and corneal oedema. (wikipedia.org)
  • The effect of the lesions varies, from minor damage to the epithelium (superficial punctate keratitis), to more serious consequences such as the formation of dendritic ulcers. (wikipedia.org)
  • bacterial
  • The majority of community-acquired cases of bacterial keratitis resolve with empiric therapy and are managed without smears or cultures. (aao.org)
  • Patching the eye of a contact-lens-wearing patient with a corneal abrasion is not advised because of the increased risk of bacterial keratitis. (aao.org)
  • The use of a cycloplegic agent is an often overlooked adjunctive treatment and may decrease pain as well as synechia formation in bacterial keratitis. (aao.org)
  • Superficial
  • Chronic superficial keratitis is most commonly seen in German Shepherd Dogs, but it is also found in Belgian Tervurens, Greyhounds, Siberian Huskies, Australian Shepherds, and Border Collies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Incidence
  • The global incidence (rate of new disease) of herpes keratitis is roughly 1.5 million, including 40,000 new cases of severe monocular visual impairment or blindness each year. (wikipedia.org)
  • lamellar
  • Therefore, in cases of interface deposits seen after lamellar surgery, one should consider Candida interface keratitis. (springer.com)
  • Kanavi MR, Foroutan AR, Kamel MR, Afsar N, Javadi MA (2007) Candida interface keratitis after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty: clinical, microbiologic, histopathologic and confocal microscopic reports. (springer.com)
  • infections
  • Most HSV keratitis infections happen after another part of the body-most commonly the mouth 4 -has already been infected by HSV 5 . (cdc.gov)
  • Causes
  • Surgery is rarely necessary but may be considered if scarring on the eye from HSV keratitis causes vision problems. (cdc.gov)
  • treatment
  • The treatment of HSV keratitis usually involves medicine, including eye drops or antiviral medications taken by mouth 4 . (cdc.gov)
  • Each case of HSV keratitis is unique, and an eye doctor should determine the best treatment for each patient. (cdc.gov)
  • Aciclovir is the mainstay of treatment for HSV keratitis and steroids should be avoided at all costs in this condition. (wikipedia.org)