While corneal infiltrates
are usually mild, they sometimes develop into serious infections.
Diagnosis was based on the presence of anterior blepharitis, meibomitis and/or meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), recurrent chalazion, eyelid telangiectasia, punctate epitheliopathy, corneal infiltrates
or neovascularization, particularly in the peripheral cornea.
For arcus senilis, corneal scars, corneal infiltrates
, abnormal corneal shape/size, e.
Know the correct management of corneal infiltrates
Acute stromal keratitis: Peripheral corneal infiltrates
are superficial or mid-stromal and associated with non necrotising scleritis.
In their retrospective analysis of 24 cases of ocular rosacea, Muftuoglu and Akova observed meibomitis in all eyes, blepharitis in 83%, punctate keratopathy in 67%, chalazion and corneal neovascularization in 50% and peripheral corneal infiltrates
Each of the 30 patients of the study group with a diagnosis of recalcitrant microbial keratitis and corneal infiltrates
involving up to posterior stroma were given antifungal therapy of topical 5% Natamycin eye drops and tablet Itraconazole 100 mg bd.
3) Complications common to both procedures may include over- and under-correction of refractive error, irregular astigmatism, visual aberrations, dry eyes, sterile corneal infiltrates
, infectious keratitis and recurrent corneal erosions.
Petiferal sterile corneal infiltrates
and melting after collagen crosslinking for keratoconus.
Many of these conditions, such as complex cases of blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, limbal and peripheral corneal infiltrates
, non-perforating abrasions, and foreign bodies, can present to and be managed by an optometrist, especially those with additional supply (AS) therapeutic qualifications.
Last month Newquay optometrist John McLaughlin witnessed the effects that buying lenses online can have first-hand when a patient he had fitted with extended wear lenses three years previously returned to him for a routine eye examination for spectacles and was found to have multiple corneal infiltrates
and limbal injection.