Topical Povidone-Iodine for Treatment of Giant Fornix Syndrome
Vahdani, Kaveh; Rose, Geoffrey E.Read More
Over a 2-year period, a 68-year-old woman suffered multiple recurrences of left giant fornix syndrome during the repeated tailing of intensive topical steroids and antibiotics; she had also undergone surgery to reduce the left upper fornix. After a further recurrence during tailing of topical therapy for bilateral disease, treatment with 4 times daily preservative-free povidone-iodine 5% eyedrops was started—with a marked improvement of symptoms and signs within a week. The patient is maintained, symptom-free, on once-daily povidone-iodine drops and dexamethasone 0.1% drops. The dramatic improvement on topical povidone-iodine therapy might suggest that, as an initial therapy, this might be more effective than the previously-recommended regime of hourly potent topical steroids and antibiotics.