Extensive superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis in graves’ disease: Case report and mini-review of the literature

5Citations
Citations of this article
12Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Background: Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis (SLK) is characterized as an inflammation of the superior bulbar conjunctiva with predominant involvement of the superior limbus and adjacent epithelial keratitis. Methods: A 51-year-old woman, with a history of medically controlled Graves’ disease was seen with an extensive SLK involving 5 mm of the superior cornea. Results: Total remission was observed with topical steroids (DXM). Recurrence was observed 1 week after steroid discontinuation, and steroidal treatment was reintroduced with tapering over 1 month. Total remission was then observed for 1 year. Conclusion: Extensive keratitis and vascular pannus in SLK is rarely reported. This form could be treated with topical steroids. Tapering treatment remains essential for long-term success.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Chelala, E., El Rami, H., Dirani, A., Fakhoury, H., & Fadlallah, A. (2015). Extensive superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis in graves’ disease: Case report and mini-review of the literature. Clinical Ophthalmology, 9, 467–468. https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S79561

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free