oa South African Family Practice - Anti-allergic ophthalmic drugs in general practice : which, why and when? : CPD article
|Article Title||Anti-allergic ophthalmic drugs in general practice : which, why and when? : CPD article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 Stellenbosch University, 2 Stellenbosch University, 3 Tygerberg Hospital and 4 Tygerberg Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jul 2013|
|Pages||313 - 318|
|Keyword(s)||Anti-allergic ophthalmic drugs and General practice|
Ocular allergies present in many different guises. They may vary from self-limiting episodes of acute allergic conjunctivitis, to potentially sight-threatening chronic conditions, such as vernal keratoconjunctivitis. This article provides a brief description of the different ocular allergic conditions to aid accurate diagnosis. It also focuses on the different types of anti-allergic ophthalmic preparations and how to employ them in a logical, stepwise management strategy to obtain optimal results, while minimising exposure to potent drugs with potentially serious side-effects.
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