Ocular allergies … Red, itchy eye triggers and OTC ophthalmic treatments

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Keywords: ocular allergies, allergic conjunctivitis


It is estimated that ocular allergy, also known as allergic conjunctivitis, affects at least 20 per cent of the population.1-3 A recent published review stated that up to one-third of patients with allergic conjunctivitis “continue to be underdiagnosed and undertreated”.4

Allergic conjunctivitis usually does not threaten vision and is considered a relatively benign ocular disease.1 However, it can cause considerable suffering for those who are affected and it could have a significant impact on the affected person’s quality of life.1,4

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