Corneal ulceration in pediatric patients: a brief overview of progress in topical treatment. – Abstract

Corneal ulceration in pediatric patients: a brief overview of progress in topical treatment. - Abstract

Corneal ulceration in pediatric patients: a brief overview of progress in topical treatment. - Abstract
Either your web browser doesn’t support Javascript or it is currently turned off. As determined by light microscopy, both corneal buttons were edematous with a chronic inflammatory infiltrate confined to the deep layers of the stroma. Microbial culture results and clinical characteristics were reviewed. He had a general normal immunological examination. Visual acuity was counting fingers at 10 cm and ocular examination revealed a 4-mm paracentral ulceration with the iris incarcerated inside (Fig. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (632K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Patients can present to doctors in different specialities with various medical problems, but most commonly they present with painless inflammation or infection of the eyes.

Amongst those with available follow-up data, visual impairment and blindness occurred in 50% of the cases (n = 12), with one case being bilateral. The purpose of this review is to summarize and update data available on congenital causes and treatment of corneal hypo/anesthesia and, in turn, on congenital NK. Mean follow-up was 67 months (median 44 months). There remains a clear need for increased research into the specific responses during microbial keratitis in children which will help progress new therapies as well as the development of new antimicrobials, especially new antifungal therapies.

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