Epithelial Keratitis

Patient arrived in office complaining of a sensation of severe burning & pain in her eyes. Under slit lamp she had significant positively staining epithelial keratitis that was worse in the right eye.

Image 1 – Eye immediately after placement of Eclipse amniotic membrane & soft contact lens

Image 2 – Three days later, right eye photo taken prior to removal of soft lens, showing Amnion is fully degraded

Image 3 – Right eye immediately after removal of soft contact lens

Image 4 – Right eye stained w/ flourescein after removal of soft contact lens on Day 3, initial defects are resolved & the tear film distribution is normal