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- Symptoms: irritation, red eye, photophobia nad foreign body sensation.
- Peripheral corneal infiltrates and/or ulceration
- Usually parallel to limbus, separated by a clear corneal zone
- Presents with marked conjunctival injection
- Occurs in middle-aged patients but may occur at any age
- Commonly associated with staphylococcal blepharoconjunctivitis, rosacea or phlyctenulosis
- Directed at eliminating the bacterial colonization from the external ocular surface:
- Lid hygiene
- Antibiotic drops or ointment
- Topical steroids are sometimes required to treat acute infection and inflammation.