What is Phyctenulosis?
Bacteria at the edge of the eyelids allow toxins to get into the tears and irritate the eyes causing Phyctenulosis. Phyctenulosis is a nodular inflammation of the cornea that occurs as an allergic response to these toxins. Typically Phyctenulosis is a recurring condition.
What causes Phyctenulosis?
Phyctenulosis has been associated with systemic diseases such as:
- Behcet's disease
- interstitial parasites
Symptoms of Sterile Corneal Infiltrates:
- photophobia (light sensitivity)
- tearing, watery eyes
- foreign body sensation (something in the eye)
- itching, burning sensation
- redness of the eye(s)
Treatment of Sterile Corneal Infiltrates:
- eyelid hygiene
- topical antibiotics
- topical steroids
- lubricating drops or ointments