Pathogenesis of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis and Associated Factors.

  title={Pathogenesis of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis and Associated Factors.},
  author={Marcella Nebbioso and Anna Maria Zicari and Camilla Celani and Valeria Lollobrigida and Roberto Grenga and Marzia Duse},
  journal={Seminars in ophthalmology},
  volume={30 5-6},
AIM To investigate the role of some variables, including allergy and autoimmunity, in the pathogenesis of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). The VKC is a chronic and often severe form of bilateral keratoconjunctivitis. Usually, it begins during the first decade and disappears during the end of the second decade of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS 26 patients with VKC were selected. The diagnosis was performed by the ophthalmologist through a score based on ocular signs and subjective symptoms… CONTINUE READING