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Efficacy of topical cyclosporine 2 percent in patients with severe vernal conjunctivitis

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First Author: I.Kilic TURKEY

Co Author(s):    B. Bulam              

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Purpose:

To report the efficacy of topical 2% topical cylosporine (CsA) in children with severe vernal conjunctivitis

Setting:

Aksehir State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey Begum Bulam, MD, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

Methods:

Twenty patients with severe vernal conjunctivitis who were not responding to topical antihistamines, mast cell stabilizers and steroids were given topical CsA 2%. Ocular symptoms and findings were evaluated before and after treatment.

Results:

Twenty patients (12 boys, 8 girls) with a mean age of 9.2 (range 5-13 years) were included in the study. Significant relief in symptoms and significant improvement were observed with topical CsA 2% therapy (p<0.05, Wilcoxon signed rank test), and also the need for steroids was reduced. No side effects were observed during the follow-up period.

Conclusions:

Topical CsA is an effective and safe treatment option in patients with severe vernal conjunctivitis FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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