Vitamin A eyedrops for superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis

Am J Ophthalmol. 1988 May 15;105(5):523-7. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(88)90245-0.


We treated 12 patients with superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis with topical vitamin A (retinol palmitate) eyedrops. After a follow-up period of at least three months, this therapy was found to be effective, to a varying extent, in ten patients (83%). Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis lesions did not recur in these patients as long as topical application was continued.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratoconjunctivitis / drug therapy*
  • Keratoconjunctivitis / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Time Factors
  • Vitamin A / administration & dosage*


  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Vitamin A