The merits and demerits of debridement, chemical cautery, cryotherapy and photo-inactivation in the treatment of dendritic corneal ulcers are discussed and the literature reviewed. Debridement with a cotton-tipped applicator is considered the most efficient method; it is precise, the diseased cells brush off easily and there is no damage to surrounding normal cells and it provides a pathology specimen. In spite of this, 50% develop small focal lesions within seven days and so the addition of I.D.U. or amphoteracin B is advised as adjuvant therapy.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Transactions of the Ophthalmological Societies of the United Kingdom|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1977|