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inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva
An inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva.
Keratoconjunctivitis is inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva. When only the cornea is inflamed, it is called keratitis; when only the conjunctiva is inflamed, it is called conjunctivitis. There are several potential causes of the inflammation: ⁕Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is used when the inflammation is due to dryness. It occurs with 20% of rheumatoid arthritis patients. ⁕The term "Vernal keratoconjunctivitis" is used to refer to keratoconjunctivitis occurring in spring, and is usually considered to be due to allergens. ⁕"Atopic keratoconjunctivitis" is one manifestation of atopy. ⁕"Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis" is caused by an adenovirus infection. ⁕"Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis" is a disease affecting cattle caused by the bacteria Moraxella bovis. ⁕"Pink eye in sheep and goat" is another infectious keratoconjunctivitis of veterinary concern, mostly caused by Chlamydophila pecorum ⁕"Superior limbic keratoconjuctivitis" is thought to be caused by mechanical trauma. ⁕"Keratoconjunctivitis photoelectrica" means inflammation caused by photoelectric UV light. It is a type of ultraviolet keratitis. Such UV exposure can be caused by arc welding without wearing protective eye glass, or by high altitude exposure from sunlight reflected from snow. The inflammation will only appear after about 6 to 12 hours. It can be treated by rest, as the inflammation usually heals after 24–48 hours. Proper eye protection should be worn to prevent keratoconjunctivitis photoelectrica.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Simultaneous inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.
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