vernal keratoconjunctivitis

Immune mechanisms in allergic eye diseaseOcular allergy affects the quality of life of millions of people every year. Understanding the different mechanisms involved will increase their future therapeutic options.
How the Japanese treat allergic conjunctivitis
How the Japanese treat allergic conjunctivitisMichael Cooper, OD, takes a look at how the Japanese treat allergic conjunctivitis to gain a different perspective on treatments. What he finds is that we aren't so different after all.
Connecting allergy and osmolarityThe major type 1 immunologic hypersensitivity reaction involving the conjunctiva is commonly referred to as allergic conjunctivitis.
How to combat vernal keratoconjunctivitisIt is a precarious position considering the desire to find the perfect remedy— yet with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC), there is no magic bullet.
Differentiating ocular allergyOn the surface, eyecare providers may not fully appreciate the prevalence and complexity of ocular allergy and its clinical management; we learn that it is a relatively simple disease defined by ocular itch.
Taking on tacrolimus to treat vernal keratoconjunctivitisTacrolimus 0.01% was effective for the treatment of vernal keratoconjunctivitis in a study with 62 patients.
What's trending in ocular allergy treatmentThe advent of spring yields the annual pilgrimage of patients into our offices complaining of the itchy, watery eyes of allergy. As any eyecare practitioner can attest, ocular allergy is one of the most common presentations to an eyecare practice.
Clinical challenges in anterior segment ocular disease
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.