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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.