Vernal conjunctivitis: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs

  • Burning eyes
  • Discomfort in bright light (photophobia)
  • Itching eyes
  • Watering eyes

Diagnosis & Tests

The health care provider will perform an eye exam.

Pictures & Image

EyeThe eye is the organ of sight, a nearly spherical hollow globe filled with fluids (humors). The outer layer or tunic (sclera, or white, and cornea) is fibrous and protective. The middle tunic layer (choroid, ciliary body and the iris) is vascular. The innermost layer (the retina) is nervous or sensory. The fluids in the eye are divided by the lens into the vitreous humor (behind the lens) and the aqueous humor (in front of the lens). The lens itself is flexible and suspended by ligaments which allow it to change shape to focus light on the retina, which is composed of sensory neurons.


Review Date : 1/25/2008
Reviewed By : Manju Subramanian, MD, Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, Boston University Eye Associates, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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