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Clinical features of interstitial keratitis

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These include:

  • development after puberty
  • first one eye affected then the other
  • the cornea become very oedematous
  • later the cornea becomes pink with the ingrowth of blood vessels from the adjacent sclera
  • several months of pain and virtual blindness occur
  • the condition resolves spontaneously and the periphery of the cornea begins to clear, leaving a central area of diffuse cloudiness
  • the vision is usually good enough to read ordinary print

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