What is the role of medications in the treatment of ultraviolet keratitis?

Updated: Mar 14, 2019
  • Author: Alex Koyfman, MD; Chief Editor: Liudvikas Jagminas, MD, FACEP  more...
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The goal of ultraviolet (UV) keratitis therapy is to treat the pain associated with damage in the corneal epithelium resulting from UV light exposure and to prevent infection while the cornea heals. Some medications include ophthalmic antibiotics, topical cycloplegics, ophthalmic anesthetics, ophthalmic and parenteral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and other analgesics.


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