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Lacrimal Drainage System Involvement in Linear Scleroderma

Singh, Swati M.D.; Ali, Mohammad Javed F.R.C.S.; Mishra, Dilip Kumar M.D.; Naik, Milind N. M.D.

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September/October 2017 - Volume 33 - Issue 5 - p e127–e128
doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000852
Case Reports

Linear scleroderma is a localized variety of scleroderma characterized by fibrotic areas of the dermis involving head region without systemic features. Ocular involvement has been sparsely reported in the form of episcleritis, dry eye, and uveitis. We describe a 42-year-old man with linear scleroderma, en coup de sabre type with associated nasolacrimal duct obstruction and prolonged dacryocystitis.

The authors discuss lacrimal drainage system involvement in linear scleroderma.

Govindram Seksaria Institute of Dacryology, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad-34, India

Accepted for publication November 15, 2016.

Supported by royalties from Springer for his textbook “Principles and Practice of Lacrimal Surgery” (to M.J.A.).

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Mohammad Javed Ali, F.R.C.S., ‘Govindram Seksaria Institute of Dacryology’, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad-34, India. E-mail:

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