The term superficial punctate keratitis was introduced by Fuchs1 in to describe superficial keratitis Fuchs, E.: Keratitis punctata superficialis, Wien. klin. We must distinguish between the true punctate inflammations, the keratitis punctata profunda, the keratitis punctata superficialis, etc., and that form which. Case of recurrent keratitis superficialis punctata in which the use of cocaine aggravated the symptoms. Trans. Ophthal. Soc. U.K., Vol. XII, p.

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Dictionary of Ophthalmology – Praxis Zeitz Franko Zeitz Fachärzte für Augenheilkunde

Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. Others may result in perforation of the cornea, an infection inside the eye keratktis, or even loss of the eye. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. This disease is now generally known under the more descriptive name of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis.

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Thygesonova površinska točkasta keratopatija

Retrieved from ” https: Application of steroids to a dendritic ulcer caused by HSV will result in rapid and significant worsening of the ulcer to form an ‘amoeboid’ or ‘geographic’ ulcer, so named because of the ulcer’s map like shape.


Of the many types of epithelial keratitis, however, one stands out as a distinct clinical entity, and it is proposed that the name superficial punctate keratitis be. Rubor Calor Tumor Dolor Functio laesa. Insulitis Hypophysitis Thyroiditis Parathyroiditis Adrenalitis.

It has tended rather to become a general morphological designation for any condition presenting multiple, small, discrete lesions of the cornea affecting the epithelial and immediately adjacent subepithelial tissues. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Inflammations Disorders of sclera and cornea.

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Some infections may scar the cornea to limit vision. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its superricialis. In a paper published in the Archives of Ophthalmology 1 six years ago, I brought evidence to show that descemetitis occurs in every case of iritis. Since Fuchs’ original use of the term, superficial punctate keratitis has at no time been applied strictly to the disease entity he superfciialis in connection with it.

D ICD – Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account. The condition is often marked by moderate to intense pain and usually involves any of the following symptoms: I divided the descemetitis into two forms—the coarse, which can be seen with the naked eye, and the fine, which is detected by means.

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Infectious keratitis can progress rapidly, and generally requires urgent antibacterial, antifungal, or antiviral therapy to eliminate the pathogen. Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: Purchase access Subscribe now.


Privacy Policy Terms of Use. Macrophage Epithelioid cell Giant cell Granuloma. Hemianopsia binasal bitemporal homonymous Quadrantanopia. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles. This has resulted in an unfortunate confusion in the literature, since many clinical entities of known or unknown causation produce punctate epithelial lesions and a smaller but appreciable number produce punctate subepithelial lesions.

Aciclovir is the mainstay of treatment for HSV keratitis and steroids should be avoided at all costs in this condition.