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Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis

Other Names for this Disease
  • SLK
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What are the symptoms of superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis (SLK)?

The symptoms of SLK develop slowly over 1 to 10 years and usually occur in both eyes (bilateral). Vision is rarely affected. The most common symptoms include burning, irritation and redness.[1][2] These symptoms may be more pronounced when looking up.[1] 
Last updated: 7/24/2012

  1. Oakman JH. Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis. Medscape Reference. August 26, 2011; Accessed 7/23/2012.
  2. Papaliodis GN. Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis. The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. Accessed 7/23/2012.