vernal conjunctivitis


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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.

vernal conjunctivitis

Ophthalmology A seasonal–spring and summer–inflammation of the conjunctivae, largely attributed to allergies Clinical Itchy, watery eyes, photophobia, cobblestone-like changes under the eyelid, scarring around the limbus which, if it extends onto the cornea, may compromise vision. See Conjunctivitis.

ver·nal con·junc·ti·vi·tis

(vĕr'năl kŏn-jŭngk'ti-vī'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.
Synonym(s): spring conjunctivitis.

vernal conjunctivitis

An allergic form of inflammation of the CONJUNCTIVA probably caused by contact with spring pollens.
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Prevalence of Eye Problems among Study Subjects Eye Problems Total n = 1265 Percentages [%] Defective Vision 172 13.6 Squamous Blepharitis 156 12.3 Conjunctivitis 59 4.7 Vernal Conjunctivitis 64 5.1 Stye 9 0.7 Squint 10 0.8 Conjunctival Xerosis 35 2.8 Total 505 39.9 Table II.
Clinical Features: The three forms of the vernal conjunctivitis are palpebral, limbal, and mixed.