Tropical Journal of Medical Research

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

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis with shield ulcer: A rare case report


Iqra Mushtaq1, OK Radakrishnan1, Renu Magdum1, Spriha Arun1, Banyameen Iqbal2, Jyotsna Malhotra1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Banyameen Iqbal
Department of Pathology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Mushtaq I, Radakrishnan O K, Magdum R, Arun S, Iqbal B, Malhotra J. Vernal keratoconjunctivitis with shield ulcer: A rare case report.Trop J Med Res 2016;19:74-75


How to cite this URL:
Mushtaq I, Radakrishnan O K, Magdum R, Arun S, Iqbal B, Malhotra J. Vernal keratoconjunctivitis with shield ulcer: A rare case report. Trop J Med Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 15 ];19:74-75
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