Corneal Ulcer Post Penetrating Keratoplasty


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Ulcer is an area of epithelial tissue loss from the corneal surface; associated with inflammatory cells in the cornea and Anterior Chamber. Usually caused by a backerial, fungal or viral infection. This patient had a history of Herpes Simplex Keratitis which is defined as, eye infection from herpes simplex virus. Results in recurrent corneal epithelial inflammations with branch-like lesions (dendritic keratitis), sometimes followed by formation of larger, irregularly shaped (geographic) ulcers.