corneal ulceration

corneal ulceration

An area of tissue destruction and cratering on the CORNEA. Corneal ulcers are almost always caused by infection, the commonest agent being Herpes simplex, the cold sore virus.
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According to the ophthalmologist, the use of traditional eye medicine and harmful substances is a common practice in the country and has resulted in avoidable blindness from corneal ulceration and consequent scarring.
Further, in a model of corneal ulceration after photorefractive keratectomy, (14) RGTA preserved corneal transparency, sped up wound healing reduced the levels of myofibroblasts and promoted corneal nerve regeneration.
The owl was diagnosed with bilateral anterior uveitis and a corneal ulceration in the left eye.
Miragen Therapeutics announced data from a preclinical study of remlarsen, a microRNA-29 replacement, exploring the anti-fibrotic effects of remlarsen in the cornea of rats after corneal ulceration. The data will be delivered in a poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, or ARVO.
Keratitis is characterized by acute onset of pain, conjunctival injection and corneal ulceration with a stromal inflammatory infiltrate.
Fungus invasion must be considered in any persistent corneal ulceration where a steroid has been used or is in use.
The signs of entropion include visualization of rolled inward eyelids, excessive tearing, squinting (called blepharospasm), photosensitivity, rubbing and pawing at the eyes, and in some cases, corneal ulceration and dark brown pigment formation on the cornea.
Patients with GPA may develop conjunctivitis, corneal ulceration, episcleritis/scleritis, optic neuropathy, retinal vasculitis, and uveitis.
Corneal ulceration and perforation with ketorolac tromethamine (Acular[R]) use after PRK.
Etiologic diagnosis of corneal ulceration at a tertiary eye center in Kathmandu, Nepal.
(a) The edematous corneal graft at 6 months after penetrating keratoplasty for fungal corneal ulceration. (b) Map-shaped ulceration at the junction of the graft and recipient between 10 and 3o'clock.