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Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis print that page


apposition of exophthalmic thyroid patients, who are known to have an increased incidence of superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis . Patients present with red eye, burning, tearing, foreign body sensation, mild photophobia . Inflammation and thickening of the conjunctiva is observed, especially

Graves' ophthalmopathy print that page

It is part of a systemic process with variable expression in the eyes, thyroid and skin, caused by autoantibodies that bind to tissues in those organs, and generally occurs with hyperthyroidism . [ 1 ] The most common form of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease . About 10% of cases do not have

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Herpetic keratoconjunctivitis print that page

It begins with infection of epithelial cells on the surface of the eye and retrograde infection of nerves serving the cornea . [ 2 ] Primary infection typically presents as swelling of the conjunctiva and eye-lids ( blepharoconjunctivitis ), accompanied by small white itchy lesions on the

wikipedia.org | 2010/9/26 23:51:13

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis print that page

VKC is thought to be an allergic disorder in which IgE mediated mechanism play a role. Such patients often give family history of other atopic diseases such as hay fever , asthma or eczema and their peripheral blood shows eosinophilia and increased serum IgE levels. [ edit ] Predisposing

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Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis print that page


Dust, dried up plants and long vegetation causes mechanical damage to the eye and facilitate bacterial colonization. Concurrent infection with viruses such as infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus ( bovine herpesvirus 1 ) or adenovirus , bacteria such as Mycoplasma boviculi or Listeria

Exophthalmos print that page


damage. Another possible complication would be a form of redness or irritation called " Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis ", where the area above the cornea becomes inflamed as a result of increased friction when blinking. The process that is causing the displacement of the eye may also

List of optometric abbreviations print that page

Abbreviations are often used in optometric practice, and there have been attempts to compile lists of acceptable abbreviations. This article will try to collate this information in one area and also, where appropriate, indicate if the abbreviation may be region specific. This idea was originally

wikipedia.org | 2010/9/25 16:07:00

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca print that page

Typical symptoms of keratoconjunctivitis sicca are dryness, burning [ 3 ] and a sandy-gritty eye irritation that gets worse as the day goes on. [ 1 ] Symptoms may also be described as itchy, [ 3 ] scratchy, [ 4 ] stingy [ 3 ] or tired [ 3 ] eyes. Other symptoms are pain, [ 5 ] redness

wikipedia.org | 2011/3/15 6:44:05

Keratoconjunctivitis print that page


inflamed, it is called conjunctivitis . There are several potential causes of the inflammation: Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is used when the inflammation is due to dryness. ("Sicca" means "dryness" in medical contexts.) It occurs with 20% of RA patients. The term " Vernal keratoconjunctivitis

Kearns-Sayre syndrome print that page


This triad of CPEO, bilateral pigmentary retinopathy, and cardiac conduction abnormalities was first described in a case report of two patients in 1958 by Thomas Kearns, MD., and G.P Sayre, MD. [ 2 ] A second case was published in 1960 by Jager and co-authors reporting these symptoms in a