Topical Anesthetic Abuse Keratopathy: A Commonly Overlooked Health Care Problem

Yagci A. , Bozkurt B., Egrilmez S. , Palamar M. , Ozturk B. T. , Pekel H.

CORNEA, vol.30, no.5, pp.571-575, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ico.0b013e3182000af9
  • Title of Journal : CORNEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.571-575
  • Keywords: topical anesthetic abuse, occupation, persistent epithelial defect, corneal ulcer, ring keratitis, RING KERATITIS, COMPLICATIONS


Purpose: To evaluate the clinical course, treatment modality, factors affecting the epithelization period, and visual outcome in patients with topical anesthetic abuse keratopathy.