What is allergic conjunctivitis?
When your eyes are exposed to substances like pollen or mold spores, they may become red, itchy, and watery. These are symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation caused by an allergic reaction to substances like pollen or mold spores.
The inside of your eyelids and the covering of your eyeball have a membrane called the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is susceptible to irritation from allergens, especially during hay fever season. Allergic conjunctivitis is quite common. It’s your body’s reaction to substances it considers potentially harmful.
Our practice uses the Doctor’s Rx Allergy Formula: Ocular Allergy Diagnostic System
Help identify your ocular allergy profile:
Doctor’s Rx Allergy Formula diagnostic test provides eye care providers a comprehensive system to diagnostically test for allergies that may be the underlying cause of ocular surface disease. This test, which is typically covered by major medical insurance plans, helps to 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. The knowledge obtained from the Doctor’s Rx Allergy Formula test results can help physicians identify the offending allergens and aid in developing a customized treatment protocol.
The FDA-approved in-office Doctor’s Rx Allergy Formula diagnostic test helps enable eye care practitioners to objectively diagnose and identify the root cause of patients’ ocular allergies. This 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.
Allergens are Customized & Regionalized
Because allergens vary by geography, Doctor’s Rx Allergy Formula engaged leading botanists to develop 39 regionalized, proprietary panels of ocular-specific allergens. Each panel contains the 60 most common allergens endemic to the region.
Developed by ophthalmologists, the Doctor’s Rx Allergy Formula diagnostic test, approved by the FDA, is a proprietary test designed to objectively diagnose ocular allergies. With a simple, no-needle, no shot test, eye care practitioners and their trained staff may be able to objectively diagnose the source of ocular allergies to help determine the most appropriate treatment for patients in office.