Superior Limbic Keratitis (SLK)

Superior Limbic Keratitis SLK

Superior Limbic Keratitis (SLK)

This is the appearance of superior limbic keratitis (SLK). Note the inflammation, vascularisation and filaments at the limbus.

Survey of Ophthalmology has just done a review of this condition. Unfortunately, no new information.
Be on the lookout for SLK as it can happen after ptosis surgery that is conducted from the back surface of the eyelid.

That is because there is a definite mechanical component to SLK.
I will undertake conjunctival recession for this lady as her symptoms have been unresponsive to steroids.

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