Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

This is one of the most frequent causes of superficial keratitis. The syndrome itself is attributable to dry eyes due to lack of tear fluid and is discussed in Chapter 3.

5.5 Noninfectious Keratitis and Keratopathy 139 Superficial punctate keratitis. -

Superficial punctate keratitis

Filamentary keratitis

Entropion c

Entropion

Thygeson's disease d

Thygeson's disease

Contact lens lesions
Foreign bodies beneath the upper eyelid

Toxic conjunctivitis

Exposure or ectropion

Fig. 5.11 Typical dye patterns in the various forms of superficial punctate keratitis. The cause of the disorder can be inferred from the specific pattern of corneal lesions.

Exposure to intense ultraviolet irradiation

Toxic conjunctivitis

Exposure or ectropion

Fig. 5.11 Typical dye patterns in the various forms of superficial punctate keratitis. The cause of the disorder can be inferred from the specific pattern of corneal lesions.

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