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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They are superficial punctate keratitis with superficial pannus, pseudogerontoxon, shield ulcer, peripheral corneal stromal degeneration leading to astigmatic type of refractive error, keratoconus.
Out of 100 patients 28% of patients had complications of keratopathy such as 9% had punctuate keratitis, 15% had pseudogerontoxon, 4% had shield ulcer which correlates with Totan et al [11] study conducted on 82 patients of VKC which showed 31% keratopathy related complications.
Shield ulcers in vernal keratoconjunctivitis cases were given subconjunctival Triamcenolon injection in the upper lid before the lid fusion.
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.
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.