Neurotrophic corneal ulcers in diabetes mellitus

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977 Dec;95(12):2193-6. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1977.04450120099012.


Three patients with juvenile-onset insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus had neurotrophic keratitis and/or ulceration presumably related to their diabetes. We suggest that significant neurotrophic corneal disease can occur in diabetic patients. The neurotrophic keratitis and corneal ulcers responded to treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Corneal Ulcer / etiology*
  • Corneal Ulcer / surgery
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
  • Diabetic Neuropathies* / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratitis / etiology*
  • Keratitis / surgery