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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74-75

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis with shield ulcer: A rare case report


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Banyameen Iqbal
Department of Pathology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-0388.172057

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Shield ulcer is an uncommon, incapacitating corneal manifestation that occurs in 3-11% of patients suffering from vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). Patients might present with intense itching, sensitivity to light, and “ropy” discharge from the eyes. VKC is a bilateral, seasonal, and external ocular inflammatory disease of unknown cause. Those with VKC frequently have a family or medical history of atopic diseases such as asthma, rhinitis, and eczema. We are presenting a case report of a young male patient who presented with complaints of pain, watering, redness, and photophobia. Slit-lamp examination of the patient revealed an epithelial defect in the right eye that upon further examination was diagnosed to be an epithelial ulcer.


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