exposure keratitis


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ex·po·sure ker·a·ti·tis

inflammation of the cornea resulting from irritation caused by inability to close the eyelids.

ex·po·sure ker·a·ti·tis

(eks-pō'zhŭr ker'ă-tī'tis)
Inflammation of the cornea resulting from irritation caused by inability to close the eyelids.

exposure keratitis

Epithelial defects of the cornea that result from inadequate protection of the eye by the eyelids, as in Bell's palsy.
See also: keratitis
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(6) Epiphora cleared in seven of them and exposure keratitis reversed in all the four who had it pre-operatively.
Apart from correcting the lid gap, it corrects the epiphora and has helped to reverse exposure keratitis. The method described here, which gives an excellent cosmetic closure, can be done in small peripheral surgical camps, close to the community, by a trained surgeon.
Ocular complications include exposure keratitis secondary to ectropion, blepharitis, absence of the meibomian gland, trichiasis, madarosis, and absence of lacrimal puncta.
The ectropion may result in exposure keratitis as in our case
of Cases 1 Trauma 38(76%) 2 Exposure Keratitis 7(14%) 3 Corneal xerosis 5(10%) Table III: Culture Analysis of 50 corneal scraping results from study group Cultures No.
Clinical examination revealed severe exophthalmos, perocular swelling and chronic exposure keratitis of left eye (Fig.
Chronic exophthalmos caused exposure keratitis and the eye was blind.
Patients with lagophthalmos, ectropion and exposure keratitis were appropriately managed, conservatively and surgically.
Potentially sight threatening lesions seen were lagophthalmos in 10 cases (35%), corneal hypoesthesia in 8 cases (28%), exposure keratitis in 6 cases (21%), corneal opacity in 5 cases (17%), cataract in 5 patients (17%) and anterior uveitis in 2 cases (7%).