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What is bacterial keratitis (corneal ulcer)?

What is bacterial keratitis (corneal ulcer)?

Corneal infection: The cornea is the clear window in the front of your eye. Your tears and the surface cells of the cornea, or epithelium, normally protect the cornea from infection. When these protective layers are compromised, bacteria can enter the stroma, or core layer of the cornea, and cause vision-threatening infection. Commonest cause: misuse of soft contact lenses (poor care hygiene, overwear). ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Corneal Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation of the cornea could be the result of systemic or local inflammation or infection. UV light exposure along with working in a dusty environment or with toxic chemicals can also have an effect on or aggravate cornea inflammation. Try some artificial tears (Systane Balance or HypoTears) 3 times a day for a week and if you're no better see an ...Read more


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What does keratitis punctata do?

What does keratitis punctata do?

Not much: Usually due to dry eye- the surface of the cornea gets a little beat up. Its a non-specific sign. ...Read more

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What are corneal opacities?

What are corneal opacities?

Corneal opacities: Corneal opacities can be cause by anything that injuries the cornea or causes scarring of the cornea. Foreign bodies in the eye are common causes, late effects of severe trauma, various infections, certain congenital or genetic conditions. The image below shows you what one kind of opacity looks like. Do a google search under 'images' for corneal opacity and you will see lots. ...Read more

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Whats acanthamoeba keratitis?

Amoeba: It is an infection caused by an amoeba. ...Read more

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What is posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy?

What is posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy?

Hereditary problem: This is a rare hereditary disease of the back layer of the cornea. It can be progressive in some patients and non-progressive in others. If the impact on vision is mild, nothing needs to be done. If it is severe, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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Punctate endometrial calcification, nonspecific?

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Punctate endometrial calcification, nonspecific?

Nonspecific: This could be an artificat. Saline infusion hysterosonogram could be performed to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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Vacuolar interface dermatitis, tight superficl perivascular & periadnexial lymphocytic infiltrate, mild incr. In dermal mucin. No fungus.-rash biopsy.?

Vacuolar interface dermatitis, tight superficl perivascular & periadnexial lymphocytic infiltrate, mild incr. In dermal mucin. No fungus.-rash biopsy.?

Varied possibilities: These findings suggest several possible entities.Based on this description of biopsy findings diagnoses including connective tissue disease such as lupus erythematosus may be considered, as well as a drug reaction. However, the only way to accurately make a diagnosis is to correlate the biopsy findings with the clinical presentation and other symptoms a patient may be having. ...Read more

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Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: The two names are sometimes used inter changeably. ...Read more

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Few scattered punctate nonenhancing FLAIR white matter hyperintensities?

Few scattered punctate nonenhancing FLAIR white matter
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Question?: Not sure of your question. Nonetheless if you are asking about your MRI findings, it depends on the context. Suggest you discuss with your ordering physician. ...Read more

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What does nonspecific punctate subendometrial echogenic foci mean?

What does nonspecific punctate subendometrial echogenic foci mean?

Imaging result: some more information would have been helpful to answer this. In general, your uterine imaging shows some spots that are probably calcified or fibrosed. It can happen due to procedures done in the past. ...Read more

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Is an indolent corneal ulcer associated with corneal scarring?

Is an indolent corneal ulcer associated with corneal scarring?

Yes: Hopefully you are under the care of an ophthalmologist for this problem. Scar formation is one of several serious consequences of having a corneal ulcer. ...Read more

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Are corneal opacities the same as corneal dystrophy?

Are corneal opacities the same as corneal dystrophy?

No: Anything causing a deposit anywhere on the cornea is termed an opacity - most due to a specific injury such as a foreign body or ulcer of the cornea after healing. Corneal dystrophy is more generalized throughout the cornea affecting one or another layer, some inherited and others like the condition fuch's, which is acquired. See your corneal specialist ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Whats fuchs's corneal dystrophy?

Whats fuchs's corneal dystrophy?

Fuchs: Fuchs is a disease of the inner layer of the cornea. In some pts, this layer fails over time and the cornea can become swollen. When the cornea is swollen, the patient can experience vision loss. Additionally, some patient's with Fuchs' get a plaque or membrane in their central corneal causing vision decline. In these instances, surgery such as DSEK (partial corneal transplantation) is helpful ...Read more

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What is acanthamoeba keratitis?

Corneal infection: It is a corneal ulcer caused by waterborne amoeba, often found in lakes and canals in tropical areas. It needs to be treated agressively because the infection may spread into the central nervous system. ...Read more

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What is punctate endometrial calcification?

What is punctate endometrial calcification?

Best answered by gyn: However it is a calcification in your uterus...Beyond that i would refer you to your gyn doc. ...Read more

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Help me interpret vulvar biopsy. Focal squamous atypia. Ki-67 shows mild increase cell proliferation focal vin can't be excluded. Lichen sclerosis?

Help me interpret vulvar biopsy. Focal squamous atypia. Ki-67 shows mild increase cell proliferation focal vin can't be excluded. Lichen sclerosis?

Nothing serious yet: This report suggests slightly abnormal changes (atypia & increased cell proliferation) which can be a reaction to irritation but there is no definitive evidence of precancerous change (VIN). In short there is nothing to worry about right now unless you are concerned and you'd like a second opinion ...Read more

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Attenuation of hep parenchyma. Diffuse capsular enhancement and focal capsular retraction on liver ct. No focal lesions. Could sle serositis cause ?

Attenuation of hep parenchyma. Diffuse capsular enhancement and focal capsular retraction on liver ct.  No focal lesions.  Could sle serositis cause ?

Possibly, but: Possibly, but I am unfamiliar with such a liver effect. Perhaps fibrosis from an associated disease, such as retroperitioneal fibrosis? ...Read more

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Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?

Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?

No: There is no involvement of the blood vessels themselves- thus not vasculitis by definition. This is a very common skin biopsy finding which has no diagnostic meaning other than ruling out a more serious condition. ...Read more

Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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Keratitis (Definition)

The cornea is the clear tissue in front of the iris. Iris gives your eyes color. Keratitis is inflammation if cornea. Keratitis is caused by trauma (contact lens wear, dry eyes), degeneration, and infection. Contact lens wear is the most important risk factor for infectious keratitis. Herpes is a common cause of keratitis. Keratitis can be sight threatening. Keratitis ...Read more