From the frying pan into the fire!

SHIELD ULCER⁣

Severe forms of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis can present with corneal manifestations which start as punctate epithelial erosions followed by macro erosions which coalesce into shield ulcers ⁣

They are characteristically present in the superior cornea (suggestive of a mechanical cause due to the large papillae) and can be sight threatening.⁣

Simple scraping of base and margins of the ulcer with removal of the inflammatory plaque like material will promote re-epithelialisation. ⁣

Image from Rajan Eye Care Hospital⁣

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Image from Rajan Eye Care Hospital.


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