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This Focal Points issue is Part 2 of a two-part Focal Points series on chronic conjunctivitis. (Part 1 is contained in Module 11, 2012.)
Chronic conjunctivitis is one of the most common reasons for referral to corneal and external disease specialists. Precise diagnosis of chronic conjunctivitis is often difficult, yet critical to determine the most effective treatment. In Part 1 of the series, George A. Stern, MD, presented an algorithmic system that leads to a specific diagnosis in at least 95% of cases.
In Part 2, Dr. Stern discusses the various entities included in the category of chronic papillary conjunctivitis. Once a patient has been classified as having a chronic conjunctivitis that is morphologically characterized by a papillary response, the next step in the algorithm is to consider the anatomic localization of the disease process.
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