Spring catarrh (spring conjunctivitis) is a chronic inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eyelids and the eyeball, which worsens in the spring and summer. It is believed that allergic factors, endocrine disorders and ultraviolet radiation play a major role in the origin of the disease.
Symptoms of spring catarrh (spring conjunctivitis)
Photophobia, lacrimation, itching in the eyes. There are conjunctival, corneal and mixed forms of the disease.
In the conjunctival form, the connective sheath of the cartilage of the upper eyelid has a milky hue and is covered with large flattened pale pink papillary growths resembling a “cobblestone pavement”. On the conjunctiva of the transitional fold and lower eyelid, they are very rare. The corneal form of the disease is characterized by the appearance of grayish-pale vitreous thickenings of the limbus, inside of which there are occasionally gentle corneal opacities. Detachable non-cordial or absent. The course is long with periodic exacerbations, mainly in spring and summer. The disease, as a rule, occurs in adolescence and subsides after many years.