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No abstract... corneal melt after a transplant in someone with Sjogrens

The abstract wasn't available but I'm posting the reference anyway... Article titles like this make me shudder: corneal melt (yes, that's as bad as it sounds) after a corneal transplant.

This is why we need Sjogrens diagnosed earlier. Awareness awareness awareness... so many people live with symptoms forever without finding out what they have.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Feb;127(2):219-20.
Sterile corneal melt after descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty in patients with previously undiagnosed Sjogren syndrome.
Shan SJ, Wu EI, Akpek EK.
Ocular Surface Diseases and Dry Eye Clinic, The Wilmer Eye Institute, 600 N Wolfe St, Maumenee Bldg, Ste 317, Baltimore, MD 21287-9238, USA.