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Neurotrophic Keratopathy
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:18

 

What is Neurotrophic Keratopathy? What is the treatment for Neurotrophic Keratopathy?

 

Neurotrophic keratopathy (ulcer) develops from the loss of sensitivity of the cornea. This leads to decrease blinking and tear production. Many conditions can cause this including; contact lenses wear, exposure keratopathy, after eye surgery, herpes simplex or zoster infection and certain eye medication. Treatment involves lubricating the eye with artificial tears and ointments, antibiotic ointments, patching, or a surgical procedure (tarsorrhaphy.)

 

Treatment

Treating underlining condition

Artificial tears and ointments

Antibiotic ointments

Taping lid closed or patch

Surgically closing lid (tarsorrhaphy)

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:47
 

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