vernal keratoconjunctivitis


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Related to vernal keratoconjunctivitis: atopic keratoconjunctivitis, Giant papillary conjunctivitis

ver·nal con·junc·ti·vi·tis

a chronic, bilateral conjunctival inflammation with photophobia and intense itching that recurs seasonally during warm weather; characterized in the palpebral form by cobblestone papillae in the upper palpebral conjunctiva and in the bulbar form by gelatinous nodules adjacent to the corneoscleral limbus.

vernal keratoconjunctivitis

an ocular inflammatory disease caused by allergic reaction, often occurring in the spring but sometimes year-round. It is characterized by the presence of cobblestonelike bumps on the upper eyelid. There may also be swelling and thickening of the conjunctiva, a mucus discharge, itching, and sensitivity to light.
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Efficacy of supratarsal dexamethasone versus triamcinolone injection in recalcitrant vernal keratoconjunctivitis.
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Vernal keratoconjunctivitis revisited: a case series of 195 patients with long-term follow up.
Ocular complications of vernal keratoconjunctivitis.
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Clinical trial with 2% sodium cromoglycate in vernal keratoconjunctivitis.
Oral cyclosporine therapy for refractory severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis.