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Tacrolimus drops associated with improvement of refractory allergic ocular diseaseAccording to a study recently published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology from Kochi Medical School in Japan, “tacrolimus eye drops are highly effective in treating allergic conjunctivitis with proliferative lesions and/or corneal involvement, and may reduce or replace topical steroid use.”
Nasal sprays for allergiesLike a lot of folks, I suffer from seasonal allergies. While the red, watery eyes do spring up (no pun intended), this time of year I am much more bothered by the constant, unrelenting runny nose accompanying my seasonal allergy attacks. Which shouldn’t be surprising. —42% of patients suffering from allergic conjunctivitis also experience symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR).
Immunotherapy: Does it play a role in ocular allergy?Numerous clinical trials are under way that may help to define the role of immunotherapy in ocular allergy.
An allergist talks allergy
An allergist talks allergyAndrew M. Brown, MD, is an allergist and immunologist with 47 years of experience and practices in otolaryngology, allergy, and immunology, and has been in practice in Gadsden, AL for the last 40 years. He graciously took time from his extremely busy practice, the largest allergy practice in the area, to talk with me. I started with the question: What would you like to tell an in-the-trenches optometrist about allergy?
Diagnosing and managing ocular allergyOcular allergy is one of the most common ocular surface diseases seen in a primary eyecare practice. Allergic conjunctivitis (AC) often exists concurrently with rhinitis and asthma, and patients with allergic rhinitis frequently present with symptoms of AC. AC is often linked to allergic rhinitis and requires co-treatment.
From the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting: Pediatric treatments for allergic ocular disease improveRecent advances in treatments of allergic ocular disease are available to help relieve the signs and symptoms in pediatric patients.