shield ulcer


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shield ulcer

A corneal ulcer found in some patients with vernal conjunctivitis. The ulcer is sometimes associated with corneal plaques that may permanently impair vision.
See also: ulcer
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In group II patients being given supratarsal triamcinolone all symptoms and signs improvement were similar to topical steroids except that large papillae and active shield ulcer showed marked improvement in 25 (97%) of patients.
Shield ulcers in vernal keratoconjunctivitis cases were given subconjunctival Triamcenolon injection in the upper lid before the lid fusion.
Patching with antibiotic-steroid combinations is highly effective in treating shield ulcers, and in recalcitrant cases of shield ulcer plaque, debridement is highly effective with or without amniotic membrane.