Atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) is a chronic allergic eye condition and causes inflammation of the eyelids, conjunctiva, and cornea.1, 2 When the cornea becomes involved, leaky and weak blood vessels can develop on the previously clear surface, causing scarring and decreased vision. AKC usually develops in the late teens and early adulthood.1 AKC is quite rare and only occurs in <1-8% of the population.2
Signs and symptoms of AKC can vary in severity. There may be signs that are not noticed by patients and require an eye care practitioner to diagnose (IE. Keratitis).