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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.
Conjunctivitis occurring in the spring, usually due to an allergic reaction to pollen. Synonym: vernal conjunctivitis
See also: ophthalmia