Neurotrophic keratitis

Neurotrophic keratitis, also known as neurotrophic keratopathy, is a degenerative disease characterized by decreased corneal sensitivity and poor corneal healing. This disorder leaves the cornea susceptible to injury and decreases reflex tearing. Epithelial breakdown can lead to ulceration, infection, melting, and perforation secondary to poor healing.



Prognostic indicators in neurotrophic keratitis include the degree of sensory loss, the duration of the condition, and the presence of other ocular surface disease. The incidence of neurotrophic keratitis increases with age

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