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(geographic ulceration of the cornea)
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  • Geographic Disparities in the Etiology of Bacterial and Fungal Keratitis in the United States of America. [Review]
    Semin Ophthalmol 2016; 31(4):345-52Estopinal CB, Ewald MD
  • Infectious keratitis is a serious cause of vision loss. Proper treatment of infectious keratitis requires antimicrobials that target the organism responsible for a patient's ulcer. The frequency of infection by a given organism varies by location. We examined the literature to determine geographic disparities in the etiology of bacterial and fungal keratitis in the United States of America. Bacte…
  • Treatment of chronic nonhealing neurotrophic corneal epithelial defects with thymosin beta4. [Review]
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 2010; 1194:199-206Dunn SP, Heidemann DG, … Sosne G
  • Neurotrophic corneal defects are difficult to heal and all too often lead to scarring and vision loss. Medical management is often of limited success. We describe the results of nine patients (ages 37-84) with chronic nonhealing neurotrophic corneal epithelial defects who were treated with thymosin beta 4 (Tbeta4) sterile eye drops for 28 or 49 days with a follow-up period of 30 days. Those with …
  • Primary conjunctival herpetic geographic ulcer in an immunocompetent patient. [Case Reports]
    Compr Ther 2007; 33(1):36-8Jain AK, Sukhija J, … Sachdev N
  • Herpes simplex virus ocular infections have been recognized as a major cause of corneal blindness in the developed world. The major signs of a primary infection are limited to the lids, conjunctiva, and cornea. Presence of a conjunctival dendrite without corneal involvement has been reported. Although conjunctival ulceration has been associated with recurrent attacks, it has not been documented a…
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