How common is severe ocular disease in Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and which ocular complications occur?

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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Of patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, 27-50% progress to severe ocular disease. Ocular complications of Stevens-Johnson syndrome include the following:

  • Chronic cicatrizing conjunctivitis

  • Chronic dry eye disease

  • Corneal epithelial defects

  • Corneal stromal ulcers

  • Corneal perforation

  • Endophthalmitis

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