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There are four categories of eye allergies. Treatment is dependent on proper identification. The conjunctiva, which is the white part of the eye and the underside of the eyelid, is a fantastic place to help identify allergies. Eye allergies, according to clinical studies, are under-diagnosed and can affect a person’s ability to engage in various activities including school, work and recreation. Proper and quick treatment can alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

References:

Singh K, Axelrod S, Bielory L. The epidemiology of ocular and nasal allergy in the United States, 1988-1994. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010;126:778-783. Abstract

Kubaisi B, Samra KA, Syeda S, Schmidt A, Foster CS. Ocular allergy: an updated review. J Allergy Immunol. 2017;1:002.

Kay AB. Allergy and allergic diseases. First of two parts. N Engl J Med. 2001;344:30-37. Abstract

Ono SJ, Abelson MB. Allergic conjunctivitis update on pathophysiology and prospects for future treatment. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2005;115:118-122. Abstract

Abelson MB, Welch DL. An evaluation of onset and duration of action of patanol (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.1%) compared to Claritin (loratadine 10 mg) tablets in acute allergic conjunctivitis in the conjunctival allergen challenge model. Acta Ophthalmol Scand Suppl. 2000;(230):60-63.

Crampton HJ. Comparison of ketotifen fumarate ophthalmic solution alone, desloratadine alone, and their combination for inhibition of the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis in the conjunctival allergen challenge model: a double-masked, placebo- and active-controlled trial. Clin Ther. 2003;25:1975-1987. Abstract

Ousler GW 3rd, Workman DA, Torkildsen GL. An open-label, investigator-masked, crossover study of the ocular drying effects of two antihistamines, topical epinastine and systemic loratadine, in adult volunteers with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Clin Ther. 2007;29:611-616. Abstract

Kari O, Saari KM. Diagnostics and new developments in the treatment of ocular allergies. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2012;12:232-239. Abstract

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gateway to health communication & social marketing practice. Allergies. Updated September 15, 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/ToolsTemplates/EntertainmentEd/Tips/Allergies.html Accessed November 14, 2017.

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. Allergic rhinitis. http://acaai.org/allergies/types/hay-fever-rhinitis Accessed November 20, 2017.

Friedlaender MH. Conjunctivitis of allergic origin: clinical presentation and differential diagnosis. Surv Ophthalmol. 1993;38(Suppl):105-114. Abstract

Pitt AD, Smith AF, Lindsell L, Voon LW, Rose PW, Bron AJ. Economic and quality-of-life impact of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis in Oxfordshire. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2004;11:17-33. Abstract

Medical Disclaimer. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only.

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Eye Allergies – Scratch, Scratch, Scratch

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40%-80% of allergy sufferers have symptoms involving the eye. In some instances, ocular symptoms are the only indication of allergies. However, only 10% of people who have ocular symptoms seek professional help. The majority of people either just suffer through the symptoms or try oral allergy medications. Randomized clinical trials, however, show that prescription topical medications are superior in relieving symptoms and preventing chronic inflammation due to ocular allergies. In addition, oral medications can adversely affect the eye’s surface thereby making symptoms even worse.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

References:

Singh K, Axelrod S, Bielory L. The epidemiology of ocular and nasal allergy in the United States, 1988-1994. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010;126:778-783. Abstract

Kubaisi B, Samra KA, Syeda S, Schmidt A, Foster CS. Ocular allergy: an updated review. J Allergy Immunol. 2017;1:002.

Kay AB. Allergy and allergic diseases. First of two parts. N Engl J Med. 2001;344:30-37. Abstract

Ono SJ, Abelson MB. Allergic conjunctivitis update on pathophysiology and prospects for future treatment. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2005;115:118-122. Abstract

Abelson MB, Welch DL. An evaluation of onset and duration of action of patanol (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.1%) compared to Claritin (loratadine 10 mg) tablets in acute allergic conjunctivitis in the conjunctival allergen challenge model. Acta Ophthalmol Scand Suppl. 2000;(230):60-63.

Crampton HJ. Comparison of ketotifen fumarate ophthalmic solution alone, desloratadine alone, and their combination for inhibition of the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis in the conjunctival allergen challenge model: a double-masked, placebo- and active-controlled trial. Clin Ther. 2003;25:1975-1987. Abstract

Ousler GW 3rd, Workman DA, Torkildsen GL. An open-label, investigator-masked, crossover study of the ocular drying effects of two antihistamines, topical epinastine and systemic loratadine, in adult volunteers with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Clin Ther. 2007;29:611-616. Abstract

Kari O, Saari KM. Diagnostics and new developments in the treatment of ocular allergies. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2012;12:232-239. Abstract

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gateway to health communication & social marketing practice. Allergies. Updated September 15, 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/ToolsTemplates/EntertainmentEd/Tips/Allergies.html Accessed November 14, 2017.

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. Allergic rhinitis. http://acaai.org/allergies/types/hay-fever-rhinitis Accessed November 20, 2017.

Friedlaender MH. Conjunctivitis of allergic origin: clinical presentation and differential diagnosis. Surv Ophthalmol. 1993;38(Suppl):105-114. Abstract

Pitt AD, Smith AF, Lindsell L, Voon LW, Rose PW, Bron AJ. Economic and quality-of-life impact of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis in Oxfordshire. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2004;11:17-33. Abstract

Medical Disclaimer. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only.

Shining More Light On Nearsightedness

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The amount of time spent outdoors in daylight is also a risk factor for developing, and worsening, nearsightedness. Depending on the amount of time spent in daylight, you may be subjecting yourself to low, medium or high risk of myopia.

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Glaucoma and Myopia

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Another reason to slow down the progression of nearsightedness is the increased risk of glaucoma. Nearsightedness, or myopia, increases the risk of glaucoma by 4x’s. Glaucoma slowly kills the nerves in the eyes, and is a leading cause of blindness. If someone develops glaucoma, he won’t even notice any changes in how he sees until 30%-50% of the nerves have already died.

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Amblyopia

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Amblyopia is the most common cause of childhood vision loss.  Proper diagnosis of the type of amblyopia is crucial for prognosis and treatment.  Oftentimes, the first step in treating amblyopia is glasses.  However, some children will not accept the prescription initially because of how their visual system is locked into working.  Appropriate identification and medicinal management of these children to improve their acceptance of the treatment is vital in overcoming amblyopia.

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Diabetes, Fish and Your Eyes

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Recent research indicates that eating two weekly servings of oily fish may help prevent or delay diabetes in the eyes and lower heart disease risk in people age 55 years and older who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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