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Filamentary keratitis

Eye condition which sometimes accompanies dry eye.


Filamentary keratitis is characterised by fine filaments of epithelium and mucus on the cornea. It is often associated with underlying systemic conditions such as connective tissue disorders.

links and references

ABSTRACT: Management of filamentary keratitis associated with aqueous-deficient dry eye. Albietz J, Sanfilippo P, Troutbeck R, Lenton LM. Optom Vis Sci. 2003 Jun;80(6):420-30.

ABSTRACT: The histopathology of filamentary keratitis. Zaidman GW, Geeraets R, Paylor RR, Ferry AP. Arch Ophthalmol. 1985 Aug;103(8):1178-81.

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