Diagnosing Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency Associated With Contact Lens Wear

February 11, 2013

There are numerous eye conditions associated with contact lens wear (see helpful summary in this 2010 article).

An article in the March 2013 issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology examined the characteristics of patients with severe limbal stem cell deficiency associated with contact lens wear and possible therapies.

The article concluded that in severe cases of LSCD, conservative measures may not reverse the disease, and limbal stem cell transplantation with systemic immunosuppression should be considered as a surgical option.

Click here to read the abstract.




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