Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic Conjunctivitis
SYMPTOMS Itch | Watery discharge
SIGNS Conjunctival papillae | Chemosis | Conjunctival injection | Watery discharge
WORK-UP Thorough history. Slit lamp examination
TREATMENT
Cool compresses. Avoidance of allergen(s)
Topical anti-allergy drops: Pataday 1 gtt OU qAM | Zaditor 1 gtt OU bid | Alrex 1 gtt OU qid
FOLLOW-UP Two weeks
ADDITIONAL LAB | TESTS If severe, could consider an allergy panel.
ETIOLOGY A number of allergens can cause allergic conjunctivitis
DIFFERENTIAL DX Giant papillary conjunctivitis | Vernal keratoconjunctivitis | Atopic keratoconjunctivitis | Dry eye syndrome | Episcleritis
NOTES None

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