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White patch on eye. Diagnosed vitiligo. No relief from steroids. Solution?

My daughter woke up with a white brush paint patch on her eye one morning - she is so upset as she was told that it is vitiligo and is scared that it will spread. she has had it for 6 weeks now and is using a steroid cream. but no changes has happened. it has not appeared anywhere else in her body. its not in our family also. can you please help with any solution for this and how long can she use this cream for
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Hi..thanks for your query
You need to keep a few important things in mind while treating Vitiligo
First,this is a very persistent condition .For localized vitiligo , a topical steroid is the first line of management and here you are on the right way.Only , this take months for some people to repigment.
Since using steroids on skin for long is not recommended due to its local side-effects , it is advisable to start on a second agent like Tacrolimus/Pimecrolimus etc.
Secondly , you should observe the patch carefully to find out if it is enlarging.Photographs help a lot.You can take measurements too.In case it is spreading ,there may be requirement of oral steroids.
Once the patch is stable, you can go in for surgical methods to cause re pigmentation in the area .
Hope this is helpful.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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