spring ophthalmia


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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.
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spring ophthalmia

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