keratic precipitate

keratic precipitate

a group of inflammatory cells deposited on the endothelial surface of the cornea after trauma or inflammation, sometimes obscuring vision.
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Total sign score included the sums of posterior synechiae, hypopyon, limbal injection, peripheral anterior synechiae, AC flare, AC cell and keratic precipitate grades.
9) Iris nodules and 'mutton fat' keratic precipitates are a feature of granulomatous disease such as sarcoidosis, tuberculosis (TB) or syphilis (see Figure 1) and sectorial iris atrophy is common in herpetic infections.
5) The most common ocular manifestation is uveitis, with the posterior form being more common than the anterior form, the latter of which normally appears as an iridocyclitis associated with classic, granulomatous, mutton-fat keratic precipitates, hypopyon and posterior synechiae.
In general, where there is unilaterally raised IOP, it is important to think of inflammation as a possible underlying cause, and so careful examination of the anterior chamber for evidence of cells/flare, old keratic precipitates (Figure 4) and posterior synechiae is very useful.
0 Bacterial conjunctivitis as there is a rnuco-puruient discharge visible d) Anterior uveitis as there are keratic precipitates visible