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April 1989

Discoid Lupus Keratitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the Department of Rheumatology/Immunology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Dr Raizman); and the Department of Ophthalmology, New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine (Dr Baum), Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(4):545-547. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070010559031

• Two patients with long-standing discoid lupus erythematosus developed acute, unilateral, corneal stromal infiltration and edema. No evidence of infection was found, and both responded rapidly to topical corticosteroid therapy. To our knowledge, only one case of stromal keratitis associated with discoid lupus erythematosus has been published previously. We describe the first cases, to our knowledge, in which a satisfactory response to corticosteroid therapy is demonstrated.