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

Oral cyclosporine therapy for refractory severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis

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
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.95878

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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.

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