How are the marginal ulcers of infectious epithelial keratitis characterized?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Jim C Wang (王崇安), MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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When a dendrite develops close to the limbus, its anterior stroma gets infiltrated by leukocytes from the limbal blood vessels, resulting in a dendritic lesion overlying an anterior stromal infiltrate. This often can be mistaken for a marginal staphylococcal ulcer.


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