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COMMENTS ON SUPERIOR LIMBIC FILAMENTOUS KERATITIS: PART 2

COMMENTS ON SUPERIOR LIMBIC FILAMENTOUS KERATITIS: PART 2 This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —The superior limbic filamentous keratitis as described by Theodore has, to date, no specific etiology. An interesting finding on three or four patients with this condition has been a markedly elevated protein-bound iodine value, and all patients have subsequently been found to be completely asymptomatic of hyperthyroidism. The fourth patient was on a dietetic regimen taking from 0.260 to 0.390 gm of thyroid extract per day. I think this is a most interesting finding in this disease and whether or not it has some connection with the etiology has yet to be determined. The main purpose of this correspondence is to bring this finding to the attention of other ophthalmologists around the country so that a larger series of these patients might be examined specifically for hyperthyroidism to see if this finding holds true. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

COMMENTS ON SUPERIOR LIMBIC FILAMENTOUS KERATITIS: PART 2

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 79 (4) – Apr 1, 1968

COMMENTS ON SUPERIOR LIMBIC FILAMENTOUS KERATITIS: PART 2

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —The superior limbic filamentous keratitis as described by Theodore has, to date, no specific etiology. An interesting finding on three or four patients with this condition has been a markedly elevated protein-bound iodine value, and all patients have subsequently been found to be completely asymptomatic of hyperthyroidism. The...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040510033
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —The superior limbic filamentous keratitis as described by Theodore has, to date, no specific etiology. An interesting finding on three or four patients with this condition has been a markedly elevated protein-bound iodine value, and all patients have subsequently been found to be completely asymptomatic of hyperthyroidism. The fourth patient was on a dietetic regimen taking from 0.260 to 0.390 gm of thyroid extract per day. I think this is a most interesting finding in this disease and whether or not it has some connection with the etiology has yet to be determined. The main purpose of this correspondence is to bring this finding to the attention of other ophthalmologists around the country so that a larger series of these patients might be examined specifically for hyperthyroidism to see if this finding holds true.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1968

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