Limbal Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis (VKC)
Photographer: D. Brice Critser, CRA, OCT-C
- Cornea/External Eye Disease
Posted January 30, 2020
Limbal Horner-Trantas dots apparent on a 54-year-old African American male the setting of vernal keratoconjunctivitis.
- Koczman J, Oetting TA: Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis: 8-year-old asthmatic male with reduced vision. EyeRounds.org. June 25, 2007; Available from: http://www.EyeRounds.org/cases/70-Vernal-Keratoconjunctivitis-Atopic-Asthma.htm.
Limbal Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis
Contributor: David W Hayes, DO, US Military Flight Surgeon
Category: External Disease
Severe VKC in a 17-year-old Afghani Male. Note the very large "cobblestone" papillae of the superior tarsal conjunctiva in both lids.
In this image, the concurrent bulbar conjunctival injection and limbal conjunctivitis is evident beneath the lid (see related EyeRounds case http://EyeRounds.org/cases/70-Vernal-Keratoconjunctivitis-Atopic-Asthma.htm).
Limbal vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC)
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Stefani Karakas, CRA
Posted November 27, 2013
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a seasonal disorder, predominantly seen in male children with a history of atopy, which results in inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva. Limbal VKC is most common in children of African or Asian descent and may occur alone or in combination with palpebral VKC. Clinical features include Horner-Trantas dots (raised, white accumulations of eosinophils at the limbus), gelatinous limbal follicles, and copious amounts of mucoid discharge.
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