What is stromal keratitis?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Jim C Wang (王崇安), MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Corneal stromal inflammation may be the primary manifestation of HSV keratitis, or it may be seen secondary to infectious epithelial keratitis, neurotrophic keratopathy, or endotheliitis. [17] Stromal keratitis develops in 25% of patients with epithelial disease. [18]

The 2 forms of primary stromal involvement are necrotizing stromal keratitis and immune stromal keratitis (ISK).


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