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December 1977

Neurotrophic Corneal Ulcers in Diabetes Mellitus

Author Affiliations

From the Cornea-External Disease Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Medical Complex.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(12):2193-2196. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450120099012

• Three patients with juvenile-onset insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus had neurotrophic keratitis and/or ulceration presumably related to their diabetes. We suggest that significant neurotrophic corneal disease can occur in diabetic patients. The neurotrophic keratitis and corneal ulcers responded to treatment.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:2193-2196, 1977)

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