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PubMed Search: Cicatrizing conjunctivitis [title]
- Cicatrizing: causing a scar and possibly affecting vision
- Conjunctival fibrosis due to chronic inflammation, leading to alterations of conjunctival architecture
- Dry eyes
- Loss of transparency and vision
- Positive direct immunofluorescence with IgA, IgM, IgG, complement C3, complement C4, and fibrinogen in autoimmune diseases
- Medical management varies according to specific causes
- Fibrosis and inflammation consisting of neutrophils, lymphocytes, plasma cells
- Keratinization of superficial layer, hyperplasia of basal layers
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