keratoconjunctivitis

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Related to Vernal keratoconjunctivitis: atopic keratoconjunctivitis, Giant papillary conjunctivitis

keratoconjunctivitis

[¦ker·əd·ō·kən‚jəŋk·tə′vīd·əs]
(medicine)
Concurrent inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva. Also known as shipyard eye.
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Management of vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Ophthalmol Ther 2013; 2:73-88.
Duse, "Pathogenesis of vernal keratoconjunctivitis and associated factors," Seminars in Ophthalmology, vol.
"Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis (VCK)." The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis in a Stockholm ophthalmic centre: epidemiological, functional, and immunologic investigations.
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis differs from seasonal allergic conjunctivitis and perennial allergic conjunctivitis, because it is a condition mediated by Th2 lymphocytes.
Petitti et al., "Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials on topical treatments for vernal keratoconjunctivitis," British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
Table 1 Systemic and ocular associations of KC Systemic associations Ocular associations Down syndrome Vernal keratoconjunctivitis Ehler's-Danlos syndrome Atopy Bardet-Biedl syndrome Chronic eye rubbing Ichthyosis Hay fever Marfan syndrome Contact lens wear Neurofibromatosis Noonan syndrome
TABLE 1: Demographic data, familial occurrence of autoimmune and thyroid diseases, and prevalence of thyroid dysfunction and autoimmunity in vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) patients and controls.
Efficacy of lodoxamide 0.1% versus N-acetyl aspartylglutamic acid 6% ophthalmic solutions in patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Ophthalmic Res 1996;28:80-7.
INTRODUCTION: Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a chronic, bilateral allergic disease of the eye that typically affects young individuals with male preponderance.
INTRODUCTION: Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a chronic, bilateral, at times asymmetrical, seasonally exacerbated allergic inflammation of the ocular surface involving tarsal and/or bulbar conjunctiva.
Giant papillary conjunctivitis and vernal keratoconjunctivitis have frequently been compared with each other because there are a number of similarities clinically and histopathologically.