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Keratoconjunctivitis, Vernal


Synonyms of Keratoconjunctivitis, Vernal
  • Seasonal Conjunctivitis
  • Spring Ophthalmia
  • VKC

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is a non-contagious, seasonal allergic disorder usually appearing during the spring or warm weather. Major symptoms include hard, cobblestone-like bumps (papillae) on the upper eyelid, stringy or mucous discharge, inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the inside of the eyelid (conjunctiva) and the tough, white, outer coat of the eyeball (sclera), sensitivity to light and intense itching.
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    Organizations related to Keratoconjunctivitis, Vernal
    • NIH/National Eye Institute
      Building 31 Rm 6A32
      Bethesda MD 20892-2510
      Phone #: 301-496-5248
      800 #: --
      e-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/



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