punctate keratitis


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ke·rat·ic pre·cip·i·tates (KP),

inflammatory cells on the corneal endothelium.

punctate keratitis

Punctate epithelial defects on the cornea epithelium, often seen in dry eye.
Synonym: superficial punctate keratitis
See also: keratitis
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Clinical signs include hyperaemia of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva (see Figure 8) and superficial punctate keratitis (SPK) diffused over a substantial area of the cornea.
Other ocular adverse reactions occurring in 1-5% of patients included reduced visual acuity, punctate keratitis, eye inflammation, and iritis.
Most frequently reported adverse events in patients treated for up to two years were anterior chamber inflammation, blurred vision, cataract, conjunctival hemorrhage, corneal edema, eye discharge, eye irritation, eye pain, hypertension, increased IOP, ocular discomfort, punctate keratitis, reduced visual acuity, visual disturbance, vitreous floaters, and vitreous opacities.