oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Vernal keratoconjunctivitis : review article

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a challenging chronic allergic conjunctivitis of childhood. As the name alludes, it includes corneal pathology and thus may threaten vision. This article discusses the epidemiology, summarises the immunopathogenesis and highlights the pertinent clinical features, using basic terminology and providing several clinical photographs. It also provides a user-friendly list of the medication currently available for the treatment of VKC and clearly states which cases should be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment.

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