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April 1939

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ON VERNAL CONJUNCTIVITIS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(4):639-646. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860040077007
Abstract

Vernal conjunctivitis is a specific form of ocular disease. It is seasonal in character, beginning in the spring, and is characterized clinically by itching, lacrimation, photophobia, a bloodshot appearance and a mucous discharge, often containing eosinophils. It occurs chiefly in children with a past or present history of some allergic disease and in members of families in which other allergic diseases occur. It responds symptomatically to treatment with epinephrine.

DESCRIPTION OF DISEASE  Beginning as early as the pollination period of the trees in April or later in the spring coincident with the pollination of the grasses or at any time in the late spring and early summer, vernal conjunctivitis may continue through the hot season until the first cool weather in September.There are two distinct varieties of the disease, the limbic, or corneal, type and the lid, or palpebral, type. They differ in their appearance by reason of the

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