What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas eye infections?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Eye infections

  • Ring ulcers can reportedly develop.

  • The corneal epithelium peripheral to the primary ulcer typically develops a diffuse, gray, ground-glass appearance. The ulcer is also associated with marked anterior chamber reaction and hypopyon formation.

  • Extensive keratitis can extend to the limbus and produce an infectious scleritis.

  • Diffuse epithelial disease is usually associated with hydrophilic contact lens wear.


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