keratoconjunctivitis

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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 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.