Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Keratitis Ultraviolet Evaluation

The evaluation of ultraviolet keratitis begins with a history and eye exam.

Physical findings in someone with ultraviolet keratitis may include:

Usually, tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of ultraviolet keratitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate ultraviolet keratitis include:
  • Viral culture of the tears
  • Staining of the cornea

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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