Keratoconjunctivitis, Vernal

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Seasonal Conjunctivitis
  • Spring Ophthalmia
  • VKC

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

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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Resources

NIH/National Eye Institute
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Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
United States
Tel: (301)496-5248
Fax: (301)402-1065
Email: 2020@nei.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nei.nih.gov/

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Bethesda, MD 20892-6612
Tel: (301)496-5717
Fax: (301)402-3573
TDD: (800)877-8339
Internet: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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