CLINICAL PROFILE OF PATIENTS WITH VERNAL KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS
Keywords:Eye, Clinical profile, Vernal keratoconjunctivitis
Background: Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a chronic, bilateral, recurrent ocular inflammatory condition found in individuals predisposed by their atopic background and associated with secondary keratopathy.
Methods: 90 patients with VKC selected at random, who attended the Department of ophthalmology, DRPGMC, Kangra at Tanda were the subjects of this study.
Results: Major symptoms seen in this study group are itching, watering and photophobia. Congestion was present in 78 patients of VKC and 12 patients had no congestion at presentation. Perilimbal pigmentation was seen in 70 patients out of 90 studied subjects of vernal keratoconjunctivitis. In this study 40 patients had perilimbal conjunctival hypertrophy and 50 patients did not have conjunctival hypertrophy. 12 patients had clinical sign of Horner Trantas dots in this study indicating severity of vernal keratoconjunctivitis.
Conclusion: VKC was common in males, during hot climate. Limbal type of VKC was more commonly present.
Keywords: Eye,Clinical profile, Vernal keratoconjunctivitis