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Ocular changes in reactions in leprosy.

Abstract

A study of ocular changes in reactions in leprosy was undertaken to assign these changes, their proper place in the wide spectrum of ocular morbidity in leprosy. 76.1% of eyes of Type I reaction and 89.7% of eyes with Type II reaction showed some ocular involvement. Corneal hypoaesthesia, superficial punctate keratitis, a decrease of corneal film break up time (BUT), prominent corneal nerves, pigment on the endothelium of the cornea and a pigmented trabecular meshwork were the common ocular findings. The incidence of iridocyclitis in Type II reactions was low (8.1%). The significance of the ocular involvement in reactions in leprosy and the pathogenesis of iridocyclitis in Type II reactions is discussed.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Shorey P
Krishnan M M
Dhawan S
Garg B R
Year of Publication
1989
Journal
Leprosy review
Volume
60
Issue
2
Number of Pages
102-8
Date Published
1989 Jun
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0305-7518
Call Number
Infolep Library - available
DOI
10.5935/0305-7518.19890013
Alternate Journal
Lepr Rev
Publication Language
eng