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Vernal keratoconjunctivitis: Signs, symptoms and therapeutic management

Schmid, Katrina L. & Swann, Peter G. (2001) Vernal keratoconjunctivitis: Signs, symptoms and therapeutic management. Optometry Today, 41(4), pp. 24-26.

Abstract

Allergic eye conditions are particularly common anterior eye problems and their incidence seems to be increasing. Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is a potentially severe, chronic, allergic condition, that typically occurs in males, commending between eight and 12 years of age. The cornea may ultimately be involved and visual disturbances can follow. Here we briefly review the current understanding of why vernal keratoconjunctivitis occurs, and provide some management options when these patients present to your practice.

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ID Code: 4292
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details : shmidt.k@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: vernal, keratoconjunctivitis, therapeutic management, allergic conditions, cornea
ISSN: 0268-5485
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Association of Optical Practitioners
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 15 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:05

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