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.
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Efficacy of supratarsal dexamethasone versus triamcinolone injection in recalcitrant vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Acta Ophthalmol Scand 1999; 77:515-8.
Supratarsal injection of triamcinolone acetonide in the treatment of refractory vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Arch of iranian med 2004; 7:41-3.
Ilhan, "Efficiency of Olopatadine hydrochloride 0.1% in the treatment of vernal keratoconjunctivitis and goblet cell density," Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol.
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Urokinase plasminogen activator, uPa receptor, and its inhibitor in vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Investig Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2005; 46: 1364-1370.
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis revisited: a case series of 195 patients with long-term follow up.
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is known to be one of the most severe forms of ocular allergy with potential to cause corneal damage and permanent visual loss.
Sack, "Cytokines, matrix metalloproteases, angiogenic and growth factors in tears of normal subjects and vernal keratoconjunctivitis patients," Allergy, vol.
DISCUSSION: Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is a common eye disease in tropical countries, but the majority of studies have been hospital based, which are prone to selection bias, because only children who are from educated and affordable families in urban areas are more likely to attend the eye department.
Study has been undertaken to determine corneal topographic characteristics of children with vernal keratoconjunctivitis and compare the change in corneal topographic indices in VKC subjects with normal subjects.
In related conditions such as vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) or atopic keratoconjunctivitis patients with conjunctival or corneal conditions, the hyperplasia is so substantial that the 'hardened' focal regions of the palpebral surface are sufficient to essentially cause mechanical damage to the corneal epithelium and a central or more peripheral 'shield' ulcer can develop.
INTRODUCTION: Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a severe perennial form of allergic conjunctivitis involving the cornea and conjunctiva.