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.
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