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Infectious
Herpes simplex dendritic ulcer.

  • Characteristic:
    • Begins as discrete punctate epithelial keratitis which may then coalesce to form dendritic-shaped lesions.
    • May be single or multiple, with typical "terminal bulb" at the tips of dendrite branches.
    • Devitalized cells surrounding the edge of the dendritic ulcers best stained with rose bengal.
    • Fluorescein dye may pool in the central ulceration of epithelial dendrites

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