- •Atopic keratoconjunctivitis is a chronic, noninfectious, allergic eye condition not commonly seen in children
- •Early diagnosis and treatment can manage patient symptoms and prevent further complications
- •Immediate referral to an ophthalmologist is indicated when there is moderate to severe irritation, increased redness, discharge, or any visual symptoms.
Ophthalmologic complaints can be challenging to diagnose. Atopic keratoconjunctivitis is a chronic, noninfectious, allergic eye condition not commonly seen in children and often confused with other eye disorders. Early diagnosis and treatment can control patient symptoms and prevent further complications. Left untreated, atopic keratoconjunctivitis can lead to corneal scarring and vision loss if not treated properly. This case report focuses on a pediatric patient who presented with persistent and worsening eye irritation despite multiple office visits and treatment.
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Cinthya Sotelo, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C, is an associate professor at the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles, and can be contacted at [email protected]
Published online: February 02, 2023
In compliance with standard ethical guidelines, the author reports no relationships with business or industry that would pose a conflict of interest.
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