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March 1983

Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis Associated With Soft Contact Lens Wear

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, New York University Medical Center, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(3):402-404. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010402010

• Four cosmetic soft contact lens wearers experienced lens intolerance and mild irritative symptoms. All four displayed changes suggestive of those seen in superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis with papillary hypertrophy and inflammation of the upper tarsus, superior tarsal and bulbar conjunctival fluorescein staining, superior limbal hypertrophy, and upper corneal punctate staining. Three of the four conditions resolved with discontinuance of lens wear alone; the fourth improved, but there was persistence of mild upper bulbar conjunctival and corneal staining for two years. No common causative contact lens-related factors were obvious in the four. Three of the patients were subsequently able to resume lens wear on a modified basis.

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