allergies

Considering scleral lenses for astigmatic patientsWe have witnessed a rise in clinical utilization of scleral lenses in recent years, and in some cases, their clinical indications have expanded to include even those patients with regular corneas. Given this sharp rise in scleral lens utilization, the principle of lens selection continuum as proposed by Visser et al appears to also hold true in patients with normal healthy eyes. Thus, when should clinicians reach for scleral lenses when providing care to patients with regular corneas?
Pharmacies Prepare for Back to School
Pharmacies Prepare for Back to SchoolPharmacists are a source of education for students and parents.
Tick bite that causes red meat allergy spreading across U.S.
Tick bite that causes red meat allergy spreading across U.S.The lone star tick, whose bite causes allergies to red meat, is spreading across more states, according to news reports. Reports of allergies traced to the lone star tick bites occur most frequently in the southeastern U.S., but it has spread to areas such as Long Island, N.Y.; Hanover, N.H., and Duluth, Minn.
Intracanalicular insert soothes ocular itching in allergic conjunctivitisA phase III study of dexamethasone insert, 0.4 mg (Dextenza, Ocular Therapeutix) found that the sustained-release intracanalicular insert is safe, effective, and well tolerated for treating ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.
How to target high-risk populations with behavioral healthHere are four of the top benefits of incorporating behavioral health management into care management plans for members with chronic conditions.
March Clinical Considerations for NPs, PAsThis month we’re looking at some allergy guideline recommendations, discuss whether or not ‘natural’ soap is milder and novel immunomodulaters.
How antibiotic overuse could lead to hay fever (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains an abstract presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress that examined whether early antibiotic exposure increases the risk of allergic rhinitis.
Oral immunotherapy shows promise for treating peanut allergiesFood allergies affect many children, with peanut allergies being the most prominent and recognized. Fears over accidental exposure have led some parents to homeschool their kids, despite the fact that many schools across the United States are now “peanut-free” zones.
How to identify and treat allergic eye disease
How to identify and treat allergic eye diseaseAs optometry’s scope of practice has increased, optometrists have embraced allergic eye disease. Ocular allergies have multiple effects to patients in our practice. But, if allergies are unidentified because symptoms may not be present during office visits, patients may treat themselves.
Three drug trends impacting specialty pharmacyAMCP session, “Specialty Pharmaceutical in Development,” highlighted critical trends that healthcare executives should be watching