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May 1973

Resistant Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis

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North Miami Beach, FL

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(5):439. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040441021

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To the Editor.  —Where cauterization of the superior limbus with 1% iodine was ineffective for suppressing symptoms in superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis, two patients were treated with conjunctival recession. A superior fornix flap, from the 10:30 to 1:30-o'clock positions, was made at the limbus and the conjunctiva was recessed 4 mm and sutured to the sclera with interrupted sutures of 7-0 chromic gut. In both cases, this procedure has completely eliminated the patient's symptoms.

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