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Table 2 Histologic features of excised corneal tissue of patients with infectious keratitis

From: Keratocyte loss in corneal infection through apoptosis: a histologic study of 59 cases

Histologic changes Frequency of histologic changes in 59 cases
Epithelial Ulceration Absent 7 (11.9%)
  Present 52 (88.1%)
Bowmans membrane Absent 58 (98.3%)
  Present 1 (1.7%)
Inflammation Mild/Mod 28 (47.5%)
  Severe 31 (52.5%)
Vascular channels Absent 51 (86.4%)
  Present 8 (13.6%)
Stromal necrosis Absent 11 (18.6%)
  Present 48 (81.4%)
Keratocyte loss* Absent 8 (13.6%)
  Reduced 47 (79.7%)
  1. • could not assessed in two cases