Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/832
Title: VERNAL KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS IN NIGERIANS: 109 CONSECUTIVE CASES
Authors: UKPONMWAN, CATHERINE UFUMWEN
Keywords: Vernal keratoconjunctivitis
papillae
itching
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Tropical Doctor
Series/Report no.: vol, 33;pp242-245
Abstract: Vernal keratoconjunctivitis was the most common conjunctival disease seen over a 2 year period (January 1997-December 1998) at the Universityof Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. One hundred and nine consecutive patients were seen with vernal keratoconjunctivitis. There was a male to female ratio of 1 :1.3. The age range of the patients was 5 months to 38 years with a mean age of 15.5 ± 8.3 years (SD). Of the patients 54.1% were children. Itching was the most common symptom, followed by redness, tearing, aching eye and photophobia. Ninety patients (82.6%) had predominantly tarsal papillae, while the others had mixed and limbal papillae. A history of atopic diseases such as asthma and rhinitis was present in only five patients (4.5%). There was no patientwith corneal ulcer or scarring. Although the complications were few, health education ofthe patients about the dangers of self medication with steroids should be emphasized.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/832
Appears in Collections:Abstracts



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.