Pay attention to the drug selection for allergic keratoconjunctivitis

Authors: Hong Jing

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2018.09.001
Published 2018-09-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2018,36(9): 657-660.

Abstract

Allergic keratoconjunctivitis is a common allergic disease, but some patients, especially children, cannot be diagnosed and treated timely and correctly.Allergic keratoconjunctivitis is mainly caused by type Ⅰ and Ⅳ allergy, and its treatment is mainly based on topical administration.At present, antiallergic drugs used for the treatment of allergic keratoconjunctivitis include Histamine antagonists, mast cell stabilizers, double effect antiallergic drugs, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, glucocorticoids and immunosuppressants.It is essential to understand the mechanism of various antiallergic drugs and to choose different combinations according to the type of allergy to treat allergic keratoconjunctivitis.Clinicians should pay attention to the principle of choosing different drugs based on the pathogenesis of allergic keratoconjunctivitis, gradually standardize the drug regimen and improve the efficacy of drugs.

Key words:

Antiallergic drugs; Conjunctivitis, Allergic/therapy

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Hong Jing
Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191, China
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