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Subepithelial corneal haze after herpes zoster virus (HZV) keratitis

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

Subepithelial, or anterior stromal, corneal haze may result after superficial corneal inflammation.  It can be seen as a reflective region when illuminated with a broad slit beam, but is most easily visible when using the slit beam.  These photographs show the appearance of a patient with anterior stromal haze after herpes zoster virus (HZV) keratitis.  The depth of the opacification is visible in the slit beam.

reflective region when illuminated with a broad slit beamreflective region using the slit beamreflective region using the slit beam, closer view


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last updated: 06/01/2015
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