Management of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis Using Topical Antihistamines and Mast Cell Stabilizers, Evaluation Clinically and Pathologically
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Purpose: to determine the effect of topical mast cell stabilizers and antihistamines in cases of vernal keratoconjunctivitis clinically and by impression cytology. Methods: 90 eyes suffered from vernal keratoconjunctivitis were devided into three groups treated by ketotifen fumerate 0.025%, levocabastine 0.5% and sodium cromoglycate 4% eye drops respectivly for 4 weeks. Symptoms and signs of the disease were evaluated before and after treatment and recorded. Also impression cytology of the conjunctiva was obtained before and after treatment and evaluated.