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vernal conjunctivitis

 

Definition: a chronic, bilateral conjunctival inflammation with photophobia and intense itching that recurs seasonally during warm weather; characterized in the palpebral form by cobblestone papillae in the upper palpebral conjunctiva and in the bulbar form by gelatinous nodules adjacent to the corneoscleral limbus.

Synonym(s): spring conjunctivitis, spring ophthalmia, vernal catarrh, vernal keratoconjunctivitis

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