What is the global prevalence of corneal ulcer and ulcerative keratitis?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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A study from the United Kingdom reported factors associated with an increased risk of a corneal invasive event in the population studied. The factors included use of extended-wear hydrogel lenses, male gender, smoking, and the late winter months. [4]


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