Vaccinia Keratitis

Vaccinia keratitis occurs as a result of spread of the vaccinia virus from the smallpox vaccination site to the cornea of the eye. The symptoms of a red, painful, watering eye that is very sensitive to light occur about 10 days after the exposure of the eye to the vaccinia virus. If not treated, vaccinia keratitis could cause permanent scarring of ...
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Vaccinia keratitis

Vaccinia keratitis: Infection of the cornea due to implantation of vaccinia virus from a smallpox vaccination. People with pre-existing eye disease (particularly inflammatory diseases of the lids, conjunctiva and cornea) are particularly prone to implantation of the vaccinia virus from contact with contaminated hands. Caretakers who bath or otherwi...
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