Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis
Other Names for this Disease
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The most common treatment is large diameter contact lens wear. Other options include cryotherapy and surgery, including conjunctival resection of the superior limbal conjunctiva and thermal cautery of superior limbal conjunctiva, which may be curative.
More detailed information related to the treatment of SLK can be accessed through Medscape Reference.
Last updated: 7/24/2012
- Papaliodis GN. Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis. The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. http://www.uveitis.org/docs/dm/superior_limbal_keratoconjunctivitis.pdf. Accessed 7/23/2012.
- Fraunfelder FW. Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy of superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18835475. Accessed 7/23/2012.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
- The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. There is a study titled Screening Study for the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Potential Research Participants which may be of interest to you. To find this trial, click on the link above.