Managing Common Eye Conditions in the Pharmacy

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Marginal Keratitis

Marginal keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea characterized by reduced vision, a painful red eye, sensitivity to light, foreign body sensation, and a mucopurulent discharge. It is a common, transient, usually unilateral condition that may be associated with chronic staphylococcal blepharitis.[7] Patients presenting with the above listed symptoms should be referred to an ophthalmologist for a diagnosis. Marginal keratitis can be successfully treated using topical steroids.[1]


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