Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis (SLK) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 06, 2023
  • Author: Jean Deschênes, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The clinical presentation of superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis (SLK) generally is distinct enough from other eye conditions to make the diagnosis. Its prolonged clinical course with remission and exacerbations as well as the more common presence of punctate keratitis and filaments than occurs in the mimicking soft contact lens syndrome (which has been associated with thimerosal-preserved solutions) help to distinguish these 2 conditions. Filamentary keratopathy and conjunctivitis conditions (allergic, bacterial,giant papillary, viral conjunctivitis) are other considerations.

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Differential Diagnoses