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Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis


Other Names for this Disease

  • SLK
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Treatment

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How might superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis (SLK) be treated?

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.[1][2]

More detailed information related to the treatment of SLK can be accessed through Medscape Reference.

Last updated: 7/24/2012

References
  1. 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.
  2. 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.


Clinical Trials & Research for this 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 titledĀ 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.
Other Names for this Disease
  • SLK
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.