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Keratitis: overview

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Inflammatory disease of the cornea.
  • Presents in many different forms.
  • Classified anatomically and by etiology.

Superficial keratitis

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Deep keratitis

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Interstitial keratitis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Recent references fromPubMedpublished during the last 12 months.
  • Johns I C (2009) Bacteroidessp. as a cause of anaerobic keratitis in a pony. Equine Vet Educ21(11), 572-574.
  • Utter M E & Wotman K L (2009)Nonulcerative bullous keratitis associated with Pseudmonas alcaligenesinfection in a Thoroughbred mare. Equine Vet Educ21(11), 590-595.
  • Plummer C E (2009)Anaerobic keratitis. Equine Vet Educ21(11), 575-576.
  • Hamor R E et al(1999)Equine infectious keratitis. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract15(3), 623-646, ixPubMed.
  • Andrew S E, Brooks D E, Smith P J, Gelatt K N, Chmielewski N T & Whittaker C J (1998)Equine ulcerative keratomycosis - visual outcome and ocular survival in 39 cases (1987-1996). Equine Vet J30(2), 109-116PubMed.
  • Gratzek A T, Kaswan R L, Martin C L, Champagne E S & White S L (1995)Ophthalmic cyclosporine in equine keratitis and keratouveitis - 11 cases. Equine Vet J27(5), 327-333PubMed.
  • Matthews A G (1995)Cyclosporine A and the equine cornea. Equine Vet J27(5), 320-321PubMed.
  • Nasisse M P & Nelms S (1992)Equine ulcerative keratitis. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract8(3), 537-555PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Barnett K C, Crispin S M, Lavach J D & Matthews A G (2004)Equine Ophthalmology - An Atlas and Text. 2nd edn. W B Saunders. 
  • Brooks D E (1999)Equine Ophthalmology.In: Veterinary Ophthalmology. Ed: Gelatt K N. 3rd edn. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. pp 1053-1116. 


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