allergic conjunctivitis


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al·ler·gic con·junc·ti·vi·tis

an immunologic reaction of the conjunctivae mediated by immunoglobulin E that is associated with itching, redness, and tearing; it is typically seasonal, is brought about by allergy (rather than infection), may be associated with other stigmata of allergic reactions, and may affect up to 10% of the population.

allergic conjunctivitis

Allergy-induced conjunctival inflammation, which may accompany hay fever.
 
Clinical findings
Itchy, red, tearing eyes.
 
Management
Topical cromolyn, vasoconstrictors, cold compresses, oral antihistamines, air-conditioning.

allergic conjunctivitis

Ophthalmology Allergy-induced conjunctival inflammation which may accompany hay fever Clinical Itchy, red, tearing eyes Management Topical cromolyn, vasoconstrictors, cold compresses, oral antihistamines, air-conditioning. See Hay fever.

al·ler·gic con·junc·ti·vi·tis

(ă-lĕr'jik kŏn-jŭngk'ti-vī'tis)
Acute conjunctivitis characterized by itching and watery discharge; typically with bilateral involvement.

al·ler·gic con·junc·ti·vi·tis

(ă-lĕr'jik kŏn-jŭngk'ti-vī'tis)
Immunologic conjunctival reaction mediated by immunoglobulin E; associated with itching, redness, and tearing.
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evaluated the efficacy of Cyclosporin in the management of severe allergic conjunctivitis and concluded that it can be used as an effective treatment with a benefit as a steroid sparing agent.
On the other hand, the accuracy of diagnosis is lower when the referred patient is a male with allergic conjunctivitis and when the PHC physician did not perform history taking or physical eye examination.
The PE finding was compared in term of the presence or absence of allergic conjunctivitis. 13 (21.7%) of 60 patients had allergic conjunctivitis.
This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical efficacy and tolerability of olopatadine 0.2% ophthalmic solution administered twice daily in subjects aged <16 years suffering from allergic conjunctivitis.
Gioulekas et al., "Allergic conjunctivitis and the most common allergens in Northern Greece," World Allergy Organization Journal, vol.
Topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in allergic conjunctivitis: meta-analysis of randomized trial data.
An acute reaction occurs with intermittent exposure to an allergen, such as is often the case with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, which may occur only at the height of pollen season.
Efficacy of treatment of patients with the exacerbated chronic non-infectious allergic conjunctivitis by severity of ophthalmological symptoms varied.
We began by determining the percentage of CD25+ and CD4+CD25+ T cells in the peripheral blood of 14 patients with allergic conjunctivitis and 7 healthy controls.
Allergic conjunctivitis is a chronic disease characterized by frequent relapses.
Discussion: The murine model developed is similar to the human allergic conjunctivitis both clinically and histopathologically and can be used as a template for future studies.
* Allergic conjunctivitis, a form of serous conjunctivitis, can cause itching.