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Eye (Ocular) Allergies

Identifing Your Eye Allergy Profile

Eye (Ocular) allergies develop when the “something” (called an allergen) comes in contact with antibodies attached to the mast cells in your eyes. Your cells respond by releasing histamine and other substances or chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak and the eyes to become itchy, red and watery.

Since eye allergies share symptoms with other diseases of the eye, an accurate diagnosis is imperative. Symptoms of an eye allergy can range from mild redness to severe inflammation, enough to impair vision.

One way to test what allergens are affecting you is through an FDA-approved Ocular Allergy Diagnostic (OADS) test kit. This test provides your doctor with a comprehensive system to diagnostically characterize, or rule out, ocular allergies when differentiating ocular surface diseases such as dry eyes, ocular allergies, and blepharitis which can have similar signs and symptoms. It also helps physicians identify the offending allergens and aid in developing customized treatment options.

The three-minute ocular allergy diagnostic test utilizes a panel of 60 allergens that are specific to each region of the country and provides results within 10-15 minutes.

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