- Inflammation of corneal stroma without primary inflammation of epithelium or endothelium.
- Herpes zoster
- Mumps, Measles
- Lyme disease
- Lymphogranuloma venerum
- Cogan’s syndrome
- 90 % cases associated with congenital syphilis
- Usually bilateral in congenital syphilis and unilateral in acquired syphilis
- Hutchinson’s triad: Hutchinson’s teeth, vestibular deafness, interstitial keratitis
- Divided into 3 stages:
1. Initial progressive phase:
- Keratic precipitates (KPs)
- ground glass appearance of cornea
- Pain, lacrimation, photobia
2. Florid stage:
- deep vascularization of cornea
- Salmon patch appearance of cornea
3. Stage of regression:
- ghost vessels in cornea
- Salmon patch appearance of cornea seen in Interstitial Keratitis.
- Interstitial keratitis is commonly seen in Congenital syphilis.
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