Noninfectious Keratitis and Keratopathy

This category encompasses a wide variety of corneal disorders, some of which, such as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, occur very frequently. Causes include:

❖ Inflammations (blepharitis and conjunctivitis).

❖ Injuries (rubbing the eyes, foreign bodies beneath the upper eyelid, contact lens incompatibility, exposure to intense ultraviolet irradiation).

❖ Age-related changes (senile ectropion with trichiasis; spastic entropion; keratoconjunctivitis sicca).

❖ Surgery (cataract or glaucoma).

❖ Endogenous factors (facial neuropathy).

❖ Exogenous factors (medications or preservatives).

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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