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This disease is usually self-limiting but of unknown duration. seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, perennial allergic conjunctivitis, vernal keratoconjunc-tivitis, atopic keratoconjunctivitis, contact lens associated papillary conjunctivitis and contact ocular allergy. Here, we review the current understanding of the pathophysiol-ogy underlying ocular allergic conditions and describe the different causes and Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis Other allergic conjunctivitis, e.g. Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) (often contact lens-related) Toxic Keratoconjunctivitis.

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3). 2019-04-18 · Prevalence of vernal keratoconjunctivitis and its associated factors among children in Gambella town, southwest Ethiopia, June 2018. Alemayehu AM(1), Yibekal BT(1), Fekadu SA(1). Author information: (1)Department of Optometry, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia. Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a severe allergic inflammatory condition that mainly affects young males, with an average onset of five to seven years old. 3 The condition is often associated with personal or family history of VKC or other atopies (e.g., asthma or eczema). One study evaluated 2,225 VKC patients, of which 49 eyes were noted to have LSCD complications related to VKC. Interestingly, just half of the eyes developed this complication in the active phase of the disease.

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Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) (often contact lens-related) Toxic Keratoconjunctivitis. Management of atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) by the optometrist . Practitioners should recognise their limitations and where necessary seek further advice or refer the patient elsewhere 1 Kumar S. Vernal keratoconjunctivitis: a major review. Acta Ophthalmol 2009;87:133-147.

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Vernal keratoconjunctivitis review of optometry

1 Clinical symptoms often present as a conjunctival hyperemia, tearing and itching. Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). This severe, bilateral and chronic allergic condition is most prominent in young boys living in warmer climates.

Kumar S. Vernal conjunctivitis: a major review. Acta Ophthalmol. 2009;87:133-47.
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Vernal keratoconjunctivitis review of optometry

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a bilateral, chronic sight-threatening and severe inflammatory ocular disease mainly occurring in children. In the opening statement of the 2002 review of the subject, Andrea Leonardi elegantly wrote ‘When you see a child suffering from a severe form of vernal Pseudogerontoxon is a lesion that resembles a small segment of arcus senilis or gerontoxon and is seen in many individuals with limbal vernal or atopic keratoconjunctivitis. It is an important clinical finding because pseudogerontoxon is often times the only clinical evidence of previous allergic eye disease.

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Acta Ophthalmol 2009;87:133-147. 2 Leonardi A. Management of vernal keratoconjunctivitis.