alexa Cyclosporine A 1\% eye drops for the treatment of subepithelial infiltrates after adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Jeng BH, Holsclaw DS

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Abstract PURPOSE: To describe the use of cyclosporine A (CSA) 1\% eye drops for the treatment of symptomatic corneal subepithelial infiltrates (SEI) occurring as a sequelae of adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis (AK) that are resistant to tapering of corticosteroid eye drops. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of patients seen at 2 institutions who had symptomatic corneal SEI occurring after AK that was resistant to tapering of corticosteroid eye drops and who were subsequently treated with CSA 1\%. Information gathered included basic demographic information (age and sex), involved eye(s), duration of symptoms, initial best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), type of corticosteroid used, clinical course, and best spectacle-corrected visual acuity at the last follow-up visit. RESULTS: Twelve eyes of 7 patients had symptomatic SEI develop after AK that were responsive to corticosteroid eye drops but were resistant to tapering. After the initiation of CSA eye drops, the corticosteroid eye drops could be tapered, and all eyes could be maintained on CSA eye drops once per day or less. Mean follow-up time was 13.0 months (range, 4-28 months). CONCLUSIONS: CSA eye drops may be an effective corticosteroid-sparing agent for the treatment of SEI after AK. The use of CSA in this setting warrants further study. This article was published in Cornea and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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