Sherif El-Harazi, MD, Ophthalmologist, and Medical Director and Founder of Lugene Eye Institute and Global Research Management, gives an overview of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC).

As Dr. El-Harazi explains, VKC is a rare and recurrent allergic eye condition, most common in children and adolescents, that causes severe inflammation of the surface of the eye and may prevent those affected from participating in everyday activities, including school. Without adequate treatment, severe cases may result in corneal ulcers and even vision loss.

To learn more about VKC and other rare ophthalmology conditions, visit checkrare.com/diseases/ophthalmology