Practical approach to diagnosis and treatment of ocular allergy: a 1-year systematic review

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Abstract

Purpose of review

A 1-year systematic review in the field of ocular allergy was carried out to select new information which may be useful for a practical approach to allergic conjunctivitis.

Recent findings

Out of the 56 articles listed by PubMed, 27 papers were included in the review following a consensus achieved among the authors who had independently reviewed all abstracts. Selected articles were classified according to their main focus: antihistamines, omalizumab, new treatments for vernal keratoconjunctivitis and inflammatory ocular disorders, and sublingual immunotherapy.

Summary

The data reviewed are discussed with the aim of underlining unmet needs and making recommendations for future studies on diagnosis and treatment of ocular allergy which may better guide clinical practice in this important area of allergy and clinical immunology.

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