Keratitis (corneal ulcer or inflammation)

Keratitis (corneal ulcer or inflammation) is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Etiology

  • Bacterial, eg, Pseudomonas, Moraxella, Staphylococcus, pneumococcus
  • Herpes simplex keratitis
  • Ophthalmic zoster
  • Fungal keratitis
  • Acanthamoeba keratitis
  • Contact lenses (especially soft)
  • Neurotrophic keratitis (lack of corneal sensation)
  • Exposure keratitis (inadequate eyelid closure)
  • Severe dry eyes
  • Severe allergic eye disease
  • Behçet’s syndrome
  • Topical steroids

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Last updated: January 12, 2015

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