Vernal conjunctivitis is an uncommon—but more serious and severe—ocular allergy presentation. Here’s a guide to treating this pernicious condition.
A diligent eye exam and the availability of new lenses will help you keep patients in their contact lenses this allergy season.
Practitioners should consider the newest technologies when picking the right modality for their patients.
For contact lens wearers who suffer from allergic conjunctivitis, a simple two-tiered approach can provide long-lasting comfort.
Practitioners may be able to use intranasal corticosteroids to treat the ocular
symptoms in allergic conjunctivitis.
New research on the H4 histamine can help practitioners better treat ocular allergies.
In considering the means available to treat allergy, there is a rationale favoring the use of anti-allergy medications applied directly to the eyes—with the intent to provide therapy for allergic rhinitis, as well as allergic conjunctivitis.
Constantly challenged by intruders such as
pollens, danders, irritants and pollutants, the conjunctiva is the most
immunologically active tissue of the ocular surface.