Topical ophthalmic use of cyclosporin A for Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon

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The Splendore-Hoeppli reaction is a rare phenomenon characterised by the formation of eosinophilic material around infectious or non-infectious agents. A 33-year-old patient with persistent Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon was previously treated with topical steroids but this resulted in a rise in intraocular pressure. The patient was treated with topical cyclosporin A one per cent twice daily as an alternative immunosuppression. After three weeks of treatment the patient had complete resolution of her conjunctival granuloma. This case report introduces cyclosporin A as a treatment option for the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon. This is a safe drug for long-term topical use in this condition.

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