• courtesy of W. K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan.
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    Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea/External Disease, Neuro-Ophthalmology/Orbit

    Exposure keratitis causes symptoms similar to dry eyes. Exposure keratitis comes from incomplete eyelid closure during blinking, deficient blinking, or eyes coming open during sleep. Exposure may also result from Bell’s palsy, scarred or malpositioned eyelids, or thyroid exophthalmos, as the patient pictured here.