KUMJ | VOL. 5 | NO. 4 | ISSUE 20 | OCT-DEC, 2007

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis: Modes of presentation in Nepalese population
Pokharel S, Shah DN, Choudhary M

Objective: To determine pattern of clinical presentation in Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) in our context.
Methods: Thirty-four VKC patients were included in this study.
Results: The study revealed prepubertal onset with male preponderance and most frequently encountered symptom in the study among VKC cases was itching (100%) followed by redness of eyes and discharge (76.5% each) and the commonest sign was tarsal papillae (100%) followed by conjunctival hyperemia (91%) in 68 eyes of 34 cases of VKC.
Conclusion: The clinical presentation of VKC cases in our country is very much similar to the findings of other
parts of the world.

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