Corneal Disease – Big problems in young eyes?

Episode 22,  Sep 13, 2022, 08:00 AM

Paediatric eye conditions can often leave optometrists concerned and confused about how to manage patients. In this episode, Michelle Hanratty explores both inflammatory and infectious causes of corneal disease in children. Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Michael O’Gallagher of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast explains how vernal keratoconjunctivitis differs from blepharokeratoconjunctivitis, and how to best detect and treat children with the conditions. We also hear from a six year old patient, Joshua, and his mother, Diane, about Joshua’s experience of vernal keratoconjunctivitis and its flare-ups.

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