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ARIBOFLAVINOSIS AS A PROBABLE CAUSE OF VERNAL CONJUNCTIVITIS

ARIBOFLAVINOSIS AS A PROBABLE CAUSE OF VERNAL CONJUNCTIVITIS Abstract Vernal conjunctivitis was first described in 1846 by Arlt, who called it a variety of eczematous conjunctivitis. Vernal conjunctivitis is a chronic disease, of many years' duration. During the winter little disturbance is experienced, while with the beginning of the spring heat the eyes become reddened and photophobia and, above all, a great deal of itching of the eyes occur. The objective changes are presented in the tarsal conjunctiva and in the sclerocorneal limbus and its vicinity, while the rest of the bulbar conjunctiva and the fornix are normal. In cases of the mild form the tarsal conjunctiva shows a white velum, or there is permanent hyperemia of the scleral conjunctiva, with ciliary injection; with the more acute form the tarsal conjunctiva is hypertrophied, with the formation of enlarged and flattened papillae, so that the surface has a cobblestone appearance. The changes in the limbus consist of pale, grayish red, References 1. Berens, C.: The Eye and Its Diseases , Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1936, p. 404. 2. Fuchs, E.: Tratado de oftalmologia , Barcelona, Editorial Labor S.A., 1936, p. 17. 3. Glandes endocrines et nutrition , in Laffont, A., and Durieux, F.: Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale , ed. 10, Paris, 1939, pt. 10541, p. 10. 4. Sydenstricker, V. P.: Am. J. Pub. Health 31: 344, 1941. 5. Gifford, S. R. : A Hand-Book of Ocular Therapeutics , ed. 3, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1942, pp. 238-240. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

ARIBOFLAVINOSIS AS A PROBABLE CAUSE OF VERNAL CONJUNCTIVITIS

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 31 (3) – Mar 1, 1944

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1944 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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1538-3687
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10.1001/archopht.1944.00890030044005
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Abstract

Abstract Vernal conjunctivitis was first described in 1846 by Arlt, who called it a variety of eczematous conjunctivitis. Vernal conjunctivitis is a chronic disease, of many years' duration. During the winter little disturbance is experienced, while with the beginning of the spring heat the eyes become reddened and photophobia and, above all, a great deal of itching of the eyes occur. The objective changes are presented in the tarsal conjunctiva and in the sclerocorneal limbus and its vicinity, while the rest of the bulbar conjunctiva and the fornix are normal. In cases of the mild form the tarsal conjunctiva shows a white velum, or there is permanent hyperemia of the scleral conjunctiva, with ciliary injection; with the more acute form the tarsal conjunctiva is hypertrophied, with the formation of enlarged and flattened papillae, so that the surface has a cobblestone appearance. The changes in the limbus consist of pale, grayish red, References 1. Berens, C.: The Eye and Its Diseases , Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1936, p. 404. 2. Fuchs, E.: Tratado de oftalmologia , Barcelona, Editorial Labor S.A., 1936, p. 17. 3. Glandes endocrines et nutrition , in Laffont, A., and Durieux, F.: Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale , ed. 10, Paris, 1939, pt. 10541, p. 10. 4. Sydenstricker, V. P.: Am. J. Pub. Health 31: 344, 1941. 5. Gifford, S. R. : A Hand-Book of Ocular Therapeutics , ed. 3, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1942, pp. 238-240.

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1944

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