Which physical findings are characteristic 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 physical examination findings may suggest an etiology, including the likelihood of an infectious etiology.

In addition, a careful physical examination is necessary to assess severity, ie, the risk of perforation and the risk of vision loss.

The physical examination should include measurement of visual acuity, external ex­amination, and slit-lamp examination. [8]


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