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Ophthalmology clinic

Ocular allergies – a brief overview

NISHANT H. DAVIDOSS, MEI-LING TAY-KEARNEY

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Abstract

Careful history taking can help differentiate ocular allergy from other forms of ocular inflammation. Simple first-line management options are usually sufficient for safe and successful management of most cases.

Article Extract

Ocular allergies are a common spectrum of disease processes that are usually mild, yet often annoying to the patient. Patients with an ocular allergy may present with a variety of symptoms including red, itchy and watery eyes. Careful history taking can help differentiate ocular allergy from other forms of ocular inflammation. Simple first-line management options are usually sufficient for safe and successful management of most cases. Complex cases that are refractory to first-line management options may require a multidisciplinary shared-care approach between the primary care physician and an ophthalmologist and, potentially, an immunologist.

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