Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis
A type of chronic conjunctivitis which is seen to be prevalent in middle aged females, particularly with underlying thyroid dysfunction pathology. The superior limbus (at junction of the cornea and sclera), the conjunctiva lining it and the eyelid are inflamed. Often no discharge is observed. It may be brought on by sensitivity to contact lens use in which case this should be stopped or contact lens solutions containing no preservatives be used. In chronic persistent cases, topical steroids may be considered or silver nitrate/cromolyn sodium solution prescribed.