Objective: It was aimed to investigate the neutrophil, eosinophil, lymphocyte, platelet count, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) in patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC).
Methods: The medical records of the VKC patients who admitted to ophthalmology polyclinic were evaluated. Age and sex matched control group was consisted with patients without any systemic or ocular disease except strabismus. Age and gender of all participants were recorded. Hemogram parameters such as mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophil, eosinophil, lymphocyte, platelet count, NLR were measured by automatized analyzer. Data were compared between the groups.
Results: Thirty patients and 30 control subjects were studied. There were no significant differences with respect to age and gender between groups. The mean MPV and NLR values were higher but not statistically significant in VKC group compared to control group (p=0.19, p=0.16, respectively).
Conclusion: The results of the current study demonstrated that MPV and NLR values were not associated with VKC. Higher MPV and NLR results in patients with VKC although the differences were not reach statistically significances may suggest that MPV and NLR may be auxiliary parameter.