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Coarse Punctate Keratitis

  • P. C. Maudgal
  • L. Missotten
Part of the Monographs in Ophthalmology book series (MIOP, volume 1)

Abstract

Coarse punctate keratitis is primarily an epithelial disease producing grey or yellowish spotty lesions on the cornea due to the involvement of groups of epithelial cells. The spotty lesions may assume macular, areolar or stellate forms, and stain with fluorescein and rose bengal (Duke-Elder and Leigh, 1965). They may be associated with fine diffuse punctate keratitis. In many conditions a subepithelial component develops as the epithelial disease heals. Coarse punctate keratitis occurs in a wide variety of ocular disease. The major causes are enumerated in table VII–I.

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Corneal Epithelium Adenovirus Infection Adenovirus Type Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Lymphogranuloma Venereum 
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  • P. C. Maudgal
    • 1
  • L. Missotten
    • 1
  1. 1.The Eye Research Laboratory and the Ophthalmological ClinicCatholic University of LeuvenBelgium

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