Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 220--223

Oral cyclosporine therapy for refractory severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis


Nikhil S Gokhale1, Rohini Samant2, Vishnu Sharma2 
1 Gokhale Eye Hospital and Eyebank, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Rheumatology, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Center, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Nikhil S Gokhale
Gokhale Eye Hospital and Eyebank, Anant Building, Gokhale Road (S), Dadar West, Mumbai - 400 028, Maharashtra
India

We report the success of oral cyclosporine therapy in a patient with severe vision-threatening vernal keratoconjunctivitis. A child presented with severe allergy which was not controlled with topical steroids, cyclosporine and mast cell stabilizers. Oral steroids were required repeatedly to suppress inflammation. Child showed a dramatic improvement and stabilization with oral cyclosporine therapy. Oral cyclosporine therapy can be tried in severe vision-threatening allergy refractory to conventional therapy.


How to cite this article:
Gokhale NS, Samant R, Sharma V. Oral cyclosporine therapy for refractory severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis.Indian J Ophthalmol 2012;60:220-223


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Gokhale NS, Samant R, Sharma V. Oral cyclosporine therapy for refractory severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 7 ];60:220-223
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