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Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis causing chronic ocular irritation in a child.


PMID 23158547

Abstract

Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis (SLK) is an uncommon, painful inflammation of the ocular surface localized to the superior sectors of the cornea, limbus, and conjunctiva. The clinical course tends to be chronic, with alternating periods of remission and exacerbation. Many patients experience severe ocular discomfort for long periods. Corneal involvement may induce scarring, astigmatism, and ultimately decreased vision. SLK typically occurs in woman between 20 and 60 years of age. Little is known about the features of SLK in young children because the earliest age described in the literature is adolescence. We report the clinical presentation and management of SLK in a 7-year-old boy who responded well to topical steroids and lubricants.

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