Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis (SLK)

J. D. Nelson

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Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis (SLK) is a disease characterised by inflammation of the upper palpebral and superior bulbar conjunctiva, keratinisation of the superior limbus and corneal and conjunctival filaments. It may be associated with other diseases such as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism. Although its exact aetiology is unknown, a mechanical hypothesis seems most attractive. Treatment is aimed at altering the abnormal mechanical interaction of the upper lid and superior corneal limbus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-189
Number of pages10
JournalEye (London, England)
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989


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