A 23-year-old white man with Netherton syndrome, a skin condition of ichthyosiform erythroderma, presented to the clinic with what he described as “pressure behind the eye” and visual acuity “going in and out” in his left eye. The patient had an ocular history of herpes simplex (HSV) keratitis with a previous perforation of the right eye repaired with a patch graft, advanced open-angle glaucoma in the right eye, and ocular hypertension of the left eye, and he was receiving brimonidine 3 times a day in both eyes and acetazolamide, 250 mg, 3 times a day.
Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.
Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.
Err on the side of full disclosure.
If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.
Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.
Goerlitz-Jessen MF, Cummings TJ, Daluvoy MB. Infectious Keratitis in a 23-Year-Old Patient With Netherton Syndrome. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(2):210–211. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.4920
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: