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Table 3 Clinical Characteristics of Affected Eye

From: Development of the neurotrophic keratopathy questionnaire: qualitative research

 Left Eye (N = 6)Right Eye (N = 10)
Affected Eye, n (%)a6 (100.0%)10 (100.0%)
Lesion Location, n (%)
 Central5 (83.3%)9 (90.0%)
 Peripheral1 (16.7%)1 (10.0%)
Underlying Cause of NK, n (%)
 Herpes keratitis0 (0.0%)1 (10.0%)
 Herpes zoster keratitis2 (33.3%)2 (20.0%)
 Corneal surgery0 (0.0%)1 (10.0%)
 Dry eyes0 (0.0%)1 (10.0%)
 Diabetes0 (0.0%)1 (10.0%)
 Neurosurgical procedure1 (16.7%)0 (0.0%)
 Otherb, c3 (50.0%)4 (40.0%)
Snellen Score, n (%)
 20/201 (16.7%)0 (0.0%)
 20/1501 (10.0%)0 (0.0%)
 20/13331 (10.0%)0 (0.0%)
 20/26662 (20.0%)0 (0.0%)
 20/80002 (20.0%)2 (33.3%)
 Light Perception1 (10.0%)1 (16.7%)
  1. aNot mutually exclusive. Two participants had NK in both eyes
  2. bOther underlying causes of NK in the right eye include: “partial limbal stem-cell deficiency” (n = 1), “herpes simplex keratitis” (n = 1), “Fuchs dystrophy” (n = 1), and “neurotrophic kertoconjunctivitis” (n = 1)
  3. cOther underlying causes of NK in the left eye include: “partial limbal stem-cell deficiency” (n = 1), “herpes simplex keratitis” (n = 1), and “Stevens-Johnson syndrome” (n = 1)
  4. Abbreviations: NK Neurotrophic keratopathy