Successful treatment of surgically induced necrotizing scleritis with tacrolimus
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AbstractA 46-year-old man developed surgically induced necrotizing scleritis (SINS) 7 months following uneventful primary bare sclera pterygium excision. The patient underwent two scleral patch grafts for SINS but despite the use of cyclophosphamide and azathioprine, the scleral patch grafts failed within I month of surgery on both occasions. Tacrolimus was used for his third scleral patch graft. No recurrence of necrotizing scleritis was observed for 2 years. Tacrolimus may be considered as a valuable adjunctive immunosuppressant in the management of resistant necrotizing scleritis.
All Author(s) ListYoung AL, Wong SM, Leung ATS, Leung GYS, Cheng LL, Lam DSC
Journal nameClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Year2005
Month2
Day1
Volume Number33
Issue Number1
PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING ASIA
ISSN1442-6404
eISSN1442-9071
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsFK506; patch graft; surgically induced necrotizing scleritis; tacrolimus
Web of Science Subject CategoriesOphthalmology; OPHTHALMOLOGY

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