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Reprints: Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, L. F. Montgomery Ophthalmic Laboratory, BT428, 1365 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322 (ophtheg@emory.edu)

Financial Disclosure: none.


Research Funding:

National Eye Institute : NEI

Supported by an Unrestricted Department Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc.


  • conjunctiva
  • lichen planus
  • herpes simplex keratitis

Conjunctival Lichen Planus in a Patient With Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis


Journal Title:



Volume 28, Number 8


, Pages 936-937

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


Purpose To report a case of lichen planus in a patient with a history of herpes simplex virus keratitis. Methods Case report. Results A 60-year-old woman with chronic conjunctivitis and a history of herpes simplex virus keratitis was evaluated for irritation and a plaque on her right upper and lower eyelid palpebral conjunctivae. A surgical excision showed acanthosis and an underlying lichenoid infiltrate with a thickened basement membrane. Conclusion Lichen planus of the conjunctiva can be present in the absence of cicatrization in a patient with chronic irritation of the conjunctiva.

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