Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:12
Country
Pakistan
Age
7
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Itching in eyes, redness

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hi,

My son Haseeb age 5 years has developed eye allergy type disease. It causes irritation and redness in both the eyes. I myself had this problem when I was 14-15 years of age and it lasted for many years. Now it is no more there. 

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

This is called allergic conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis. You should use steroid eye drops for few days plus combined mast cell stabilizer with antihistamine eye drops monthly and lubrication eye drops.

Steroid eye drops such as tobradex eye drops can be used three times per day for 1 week and then twice daily for 1 week.

Combined mast cell stabilizer with antihistamine such as patanol eye drops can be used three times a day monthly.

Non preservative lubrication eye drops should be used also 3-4 times a day.

 

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