vernal conjunctivitis


vernal conjunctivitis
vernal conjunctivitis n conjunctivitis occurring in warm seasons as a result of exposure to allergens

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conjunctivitis of allergic origin, often associated with hay fever or other forms of atopy.

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a type of conjunctivitis that is seasonal, usually affects both eyes, has an unknown cause, and affects primarily children, especially boys. Flattened papules and a thick, gelatinous exudate develop on the conjunctivae on the inside of the upper lid; itching and photophobia are present. The condition is usually self-limiting, but it may become severe if corneal vascularization and ulceration develop. Called also vernal catarrh and spring c. or ophthalmia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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