It is possible that the main title of the report Vernal Keratonconjunctivitis is not the name you expected. Please examine the synonyms detailing to locate the alternate name(s) and condition class(s) covered by this report.

Basic synonyms

  • Spring Ophthalmia
  • VKC

Problem Neighborhoods

  • None

General Discussion
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a persistent, non-contagious sensitive condition with seasonal recurrences normally showing up throughout the spring or warm weather. VKC is caused by an irritation to airborne-allergens. It usually influences more youthful members of the populace, ages 3-25 as well as most people are men. Significant signs include itching, level of sensitivity to light (photophobia) and inflammation. Indicators include inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the inside of the eyelid (conjunctiva) as well as the external coat of the eyeball (sclera); hard, cobblestone-like bumps (papillae) on the top eyelid; and stringy or mucous discharge.

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