epitheliopathy

ep·i·the·li·op·a·thy

(ep'i-thē-lē-op'ă-thē),
Disease involving epithelium.
[epithelium + G. pathos, suffering]

ep·i·the·li·op·a·thy

(ep'i-thē'lē-op'ă-thē)
Disease involving epithelium.
[epithelium + G. pathos, suffering]

epitheliopathy

(ep″ĭ-thēl″ē-op′ă-thē) [ epithelium + -pathy]
Any disease that affects the layer of cells that surrounds or lines another tissue.
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Lid wiper epitheliopathy will increase the friction of the lens surface, and a poor tear film and/or meibomian gland disease will reduce the natural lubricity on the ocular surface and confound the frictional effects of the contact lens interaction with the eyelids.
LSCD has nonspecific symptoms including reduced visual acuity, photophobia, epiphora, blepharospasm, redness associated with chronic inflammation, and recurring attacks of pain due to epitheliopathy.
Typical findings on ophthalmic examination include corneal epitheliopathy, abnormal tear film and decreased tear production.
The disease is characterized by infectious etiology and overlapping clinical features in an intermediary form of acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy and serpiginous choroiditis.
Patients with dry eye syndrome can show signs of punctate epitheliopathy and even corneal abrasions.
How blink anomalies can contribute to post-lasik neurotrophic epitheliopathy.
Additional infrequent complications include hypotony, sustained increase in IOP after injection with triamcinolone acetonide, angle closure, hemiretinal vein occlusion, retinal pigment epithelial tears, iritis/uveitis, optic disc atrophy, corneal epitheliopathy, maculopathy, and anaphylactic reaction to the agent injected in the vitreous13-16.
Efficacy of cyclosporine A in the treatment of acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy.
Clinical reference cases are then presented, on vitreous and pathologies of the vitreoretinal interface, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular occlusion of the retina, retinal epitheliopathy, cysticercosis, Vogt-Koyangi-Harada syndrome, and complex cases.
No other cause of such corneal injury could be found from the history or clinical examination, and it was thought to be due to corneal freezing with subsequent thawing of tissue leading to corneal epitheliopathy.