A Guide to Clinical Contact Lens Management

Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management

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Differential Diagnosis:
Hyperemia and Vascularization

Also consider non-contact lens related causes of red eye within a differential diagnosis, including glaucoma, uveitis (for circumlimbal flush), conjunctivitis (for bulbar hyperemia) and vascularization (for limbal hyperemia).

Refer to the individual conditions for the differential diagnosis of conditions shown in the diagram below. Click on images to view enlargement.

Hyperemia - Bulbar

Hyperemia - bulbar

Hyperemia - Interpalpebral

Hyperemia - interpalpebral

Hyperemia - Sectorial

Hyperemia - Sectorial

Hyperemia - Limbal

Hyperemia - Limbal

Vascular Limbal Keratitis (VLK)

Vascular Limbal Keratitis (VLK)

Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis

Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis

Vascularization - Superficial

Vascularization - Superficial

Vascularization - Deep

Vascularization – Deep

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