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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 5.922

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

CLINICAL PROFILE OF PATIENTS WITH VERNAL KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS

Dr. Dimple Shakeet* and Dr. Shakti Krishan Rajguru

ABSTRACT

Background: Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a chronic, bilateral, recurrent ocular inflammatory condition found in individuals predisposed by their atopic background and associated with secondary keratopathy. Methods: 90 patients with VKC selected at random, who attended the Department of ophthalmology, Barmer Medical College, Barmer (Rajasthan) were the subjects of this study. Results: Major symptoms seen in this study group are itching, watering and photophobia. Congestion was present in 78 patients of VKC and 12 patients had no congestion at presentation. Perilimbal pigmentation was seen in 70 patients out of 90 studied subjects of vernal keratoconjunctivitis. In this study 40 patients had perilimbal conjunctival hypertrophy and 50 patients did not have conjunctival hypertrophy. 12 patients had clinical sign of Horner Trantas dots in this study indicating severity of vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Conclusion: VKC was common in males, during hot climate. Limbal type of VKC was more commonly present.

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