Management options for UK optometrists part 4: general eye irritation and allergic conjunctivitis

Michael Doughty

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Abstract

This article considers the aetiology and demographics of general conjunctival
irritation, including seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) and perennial
allergic conjunctivitis (PAC). In terms of patient management, assessment
and follow-up, guidelines need to be carefully considered for each type
of condition as does the finer details of legislation relevant to the use of
different drugs in eye brighteners, decongestants, decongestant / topical
antihistamines, and oral antihistamines, as well as mast cell stabilisers.
Special consideration will be given to access to topical ocular antihistamines
and a topical NSAID by additional supply (AS level) optometrists.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptometry Today
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

Keywords

  • conjunctivitis
  • optometry
  • opthalmology
  • vision sciences

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