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Non Infectious
Pseudodendrite seen in a patient with anterior basement dystrophy complicated with recurrent corneal erosion.

  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms:
      • Asymptomatic
      • Decreased vision if involved visual axis
    • Signs: single or multiple dendrite-like epithelial or subepithelial lesions
  • Can be secondary to:
    • Contact lens wear
    • Recurrent corneal erosion from anterior basement membrane dystrophy, stromal dystrophy or previous corneal trauma including healing corneal abrasion
    • Herpetic dendrite scar
  • In contact lens related cases, the lesion may disappear during cessation of contact lens wear.
  • Management:
    • Observation.
    • Lubrication.
    • In contact lens related cases, the lesion may disappear during cessation of contact lens wear.

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