How are mild chronic superficial keratopathy and severe ocular involvement treated in Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: C Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR, FAAO, FARVO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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In the case of mild chronic superficial keratopathy, long-term lubrication may be sufficient. In cases of severe ocular involvement, treatment includes the following:

  • Removal of keratinized plaques from the posterior lid margins

  • Mucous membrane grafting and/or amniotic membrane grafting

  • Limbal stem cell transplantation and amniotic membrane grafting

  • Superficial keratectomy removing conjunctivalized or keratinized ocular surface

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

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