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Giant papillary conjunctivitis associated with elevated corneal deposits.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1706653     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A patient presented with central corneal scarring and neovascularization associated with elevated deposits that were shown to be keratin and calcium. Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) was noted at a corresponding location in the palpebral conjunctiva. The lid reaction resolved after the elevated corneal deposits were debrided. A rigid gas-permeable contact lens was then fitted for visual rehabilitation. Either foreign bodies or elevated corneal deposits may cause GPC.
Authors:
J P Dunn; B A Weissman; B J Mondino; A C Arnold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0277-3740     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-01     Completed Date:  1991-05-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine 90024.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Calcium / metabolism
Conjunctivitis / complications*,  pathology
Contact Lenses
Cornea / blood supply,  metabolism,  pathology*
Corneal Diseases / complications*,  metabolism,  pathology,  surgery
Giant Cells
Humans
Keratins / metabolism
Male
Neovascularization, Pathologic / pathology
Visual Acuity
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
NEI EY04606/EY/NEI NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
68238-35-7/Keratins; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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