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November 1972

Lacrimal Sarcoidosis Treated With Corticosteroids

Author Affiliations

Bethesda, Md
From the Clinical Branch, National Eye Institute (Drs. Cook, Brubaker, and Savell), and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Dr. Sheagren), National Institutes of Health, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(5):513-517. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030515008

Two patients with lacrimal sarcoidosis showed improvement on alternate day prednisone therapy. One patient had keratitis sicca and became asymptomatic after treatment, demonstrating a return to normal visual acuity, increased tear production, and disappearance of corneal staining. The second patient had greatly enlarged lacrimal glands which were a cosmetic problem and led to the erroneous diagnosis of glaucoma. The lacrimal glands in this patient returned to near normal size following a course of prednisone.

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