Ophthalmology Book


Vernal Conjunctivitis

Aka: Vernal Conjunctivitis
  1. Epidemiology
    1. Occurs annually in spring or early summer
    2. Affects adolescents
    3. Affects Males more often than females
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Allergic Conjunctiva response to light or heat
  3. Symptoms
    1. Bilateral eye involvement
    2. Watery Eye Discharge
    3. Photophobia
    4. Severe eye itching
  4. Signs
    1. Recurs in warm weather
    2. Conjunctival injection with mucoid secretion
    3. Severe Palpebral Conjunctivitis
      1. Hard flattened papillae with furrows
      2. Large "cobblestone" appearance
  5. Complications
    1. Corneal Scarring and Conjunctival Scarring
  6. Course
    1. Recurrent for 5-10 years
    2. Spontaneously disappears after several years
  7. Management
    1. Cold Compresses
    2. Topical Cromolyn Sodium (Opticrom)
    3. Ophthalmology referral for consideration of steroids

Conjunctivitis, Vernal (C0009773)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
MSH D003233
ICD9 372.13
ICD10 H10.44
SnomedCT 193867003, 20212001, 193774003, 318316003
English Conjunctivitides, Vernal, Vernal Conjunctivitides, Vernal conjunctivitis, Spring conjunctivitis, Spring ophthalmia, Vernal conjunctivitis (disorder), ophthalmia; spring, spring; ophthalmia, Vernal conjunctivitis (disorder) [Ambiguous], Vernal Conjunctivitis, Conjunctivitis, Vernal
Dutch voorjaarsconjunctivitis, oftalmie; voorjaar, voorjaar; oftalmie, Conjunctivitis vernalis
German Fruehjahrskonjunktivitis, Konjunktivitis, Frühjahrs-
Portuguese Conjuntivite vernal, Conjuntivite Primaveril
Spanish Conjuntivitis vernal, Conjuntivitis Primaveral, oftalmia de primavera, oftalmía de primavera, oftalmía primaveral, conjuntivitis vernal (trastorno), conjuntivitis vernal, conjuntivitis primaveral (trastorno), conjuntivitis primaveral, conjuntivitis vernal (concepto no activo)
Japanese 春季カタル, シュンキカタル
French Conjonctivite printanière, Conjonctivite vernale
Czech Vernální konjunktivitida, jarní katar, konjunktivitida vernální
Hungarian Conjunctivitis vernalis
Italian Congiuntivite primaverile
Norwegian Konjunktivitt, vernal
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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