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Demographic profile, clinical features and outcome of peripheral ulcerative keratitis: a prospective study

Namrata Sharma, Gautam Sinha, Himanshu Shekhar, Jeewan S Titiyal, Tushar Agarwal, Bhavna Chawla, Radhika Tandon, Rasik B Vajpayee

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate aetiology, demographic profile, clinical features and outcomes in cases of peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK). METHODS: Seventy-six eyes of 65 consecutive patients with PUK were evaluated in this prospective interventional study over an 18 month period, which were followed for 3 years. The main outcome measures were sociodemographic profile, aetiology, clinical features, management strategies and outcome. RESULTS: Sixty per cent (39/65) of cases were men and mean age was 45.5 ± 17.9 years. Two-thirds (43/65) of the patients were from rural areas with majority (48/65) belonging to low socioeconomic status. Unilateral disease was present in 83% of patients (54/65) with ..

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