CLINICAL PROFILE OF PATIENTS WITH VERNAL KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS

Authors

  • Shailender Minhas Department of Ophthalmology, DR PGMC, Kangra at Tanda
  • Rajeev Tuli Department of Ophthalmology, DR PGMC, Kangra at Tanda
  • Gaurav Sharma Department of Ophthalmology, DR PGMC, Kangra at Tanda
  • Vikram Mahajan Department of Ophthalmology, DR PGMC, Kangra at Tanda

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v3i8.464

Keywords:

Eye, Clinical profile, Vernal keratoconjunctivitis

Abstract

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

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Published

2019-08-15

How to Cite

Minhas, S., Tuli, R., Sharma, G., & Mahajan, V. (2019). CLINICAL PROFILE OF PATIENTS WITH VERNAL KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 3(8), 98-101. https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v3i8.464

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