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marginal keratitis

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This is an ocular hypersensitivity reaction to conjunctival infection with bacteria, especially Staphylococcus aureus.

It presents with:

  • conjunctivitis - which may be mild
  • photophobia
  • pain
  • limbal congestion

The limbus may be outlined by elongated ulcers and corneal infiltrates. Characteristically, the ulcers do not spread centrally.

Provided that a dendritic ulcer is excluded, marginal keratitis may be treated with topical antibiotics and steroids.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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