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January 1978

Sterile Corneal Ulcers After Cataract Surgery in Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(1):51-52. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050015003

• Mild keratoconjunctivitis sicca can become dramatically worse after cataract extraction and result in corneal thinning and perforation. Anticipation of this problem can prevent it, but lack of recognition may result in permanent central scarring from ulceration, which responds slowly to treatment.