Ultraviolet Keratitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 14, 2019
  • Author: Alex Koyfman, MD; Chief Editor: Liudvikas Jagminas, MD, FACEP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is ultraviolet keratitis?

What is the pathophysiology of ultraviolet keratitis?

What is the prevalence of ultraviolet keratitis in the US?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with ultraviolet keratitis?

What are the sexual predilections of ultraviolet keratitis?

What is the prognosis of ultraviolet keratitis?

What is included in patient education about ultraviolet keratitis?

Presentation

What is the focus of clinical history to evaluate ultraviolet keratitis?

What is included in the physical exam to evaluate ultraviolet keratitis?

What causes ultraviolet keratitis?

What are the possible complications of ultraviolet keratitis?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of ultraviolet keratitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Ultraviolet Keratitis?

Workup

How is ultraviolet keratitis diagnosed?

Treatment

What is included in prehospital care of ultraviolet keratitis?

What is included in emergency department (ED) care of ultraviolet keratitis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with ultraviolet keratitis?

What is included in long-term monitoring of ultraviolet keratitis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of ultraviolet keratitis?

Which medications in the drug class Ophthalmic analgesic are used in the treatment of Ultraviolet Keratitis?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Ultraviolet Keratitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, ophthalmic are used in the treatment of Ultraviolet Keratitis?

Which medications in the drug class Cycloplegics are used in the treatment of Ultraviolet Keratitis?

Which medications in the drug class Ophthalmic anesthetics are used in the treatment of Ultraviolet Keratitis?