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Eye Pain, Excessive Tears Brings Man to Urgent Care - Let's Diagnose

nov26quiz.jpgA 62-year-old man went to his local urgent care complaining of ocular pain, excessive tearing, partial vision loss, and photophobia in his left eye. This recent occurrence had been happening over the past few days, but he recalled having the same symptoms several months earlier. His physician had noted a corneal dendritic ulcer.

Could it be recurrent corneal erosion? Herpes simplex virus keratitis? Acanthamoeba keratitis? Herpes zoster ophthalmicus?

Check out the differential we created in VisualDx.

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