Case Report

An Uncommon Ocular Finding in Behçet’s Disease: Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis


  • Orhan Ayar
  • Serpil Yazgan
  • Mehmet Orçun Akdemir
  • Metin Isik
  • Atilla Alpay
  • Suat Hayri Ugurbas

Received Date: 08.10.2013 Accepted Date: 31.03.2014 Turk J Ophthalmol 2014;44(6):484-485

A 43-year-old female patient presented to our eye clinic with blurred vision and redness in the right eye for 2 weeks. Biomicroscopic examination revealed peripheral ulcerative keratitis with corneal thinning. After prescribing topical fluorometholon, moxifloxacin, preservative-free artificial tears, and vitamin A ointment, the patient was referred to Rheumatology department. Based on clinical findings and systemic research, the diagnosis of Behçet’s disease was established, and oral systemic azathioprine, hydroxychloroquine, and prednisolone treatment was started. In this study, we presented a case of peripheral ulcerative keratitis, an ocular manifestation uncommonly seen in Behçet’s disease.

Keywords: Behçet’s disease, peripheral ulcerative keratitis

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