What is the focus of clinical history in the evaluation 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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The history may suggest an etiology and may reveal clues concerning the likelihood of an infectious etiology.

Important questions include the following:

  • Symptoms
  • Contact lens use; sleeping in contacts
  • Trauma
  • Medications
  • Medical history
  • Surgical history

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