Help for Pollen Season Watery Itchy Eye Allergy Problems

Top Quote "Now that we are finally past a cold, snowy winter and the pollen season begins with increasing pollen counts almost every day, a great number of patients come in to see us complaining about red, itchy and watery eyes," said Dr. Confino. End Quote
  • Bergen-Passaic, NJ (1888PressRelease) April 29, 2015 - "The diagnosis and treatment of red itchy watery eyes and eye allergies might seem pretty routine, but identifying the underlying cause of the allergy can be challenging. The first step is knowing the cause of the watery itchy eyes and allergy symptoms as it helps us to determine the best course of treatment," explained Ophthalmologist and Corneal Specialist Joel Confino, M.D. of The Eye Care & Surgery. "These are the typical symptoms of eye allergies. But even with a meticulous exam of the ocular surface it can be difficult to distinguish between ocular allergy and dry eye disease or other ocular surface problems. Up until now trying to find the cause of eye allergies and itchy watery eyes often required intradermal testing by an allergist. These intradermal tests use multiple injections to try and find the cause and it isn't terribly comfortable or convenient for patients," said Dr. Confino. "Now, at The Eye Care & Surgery Center we use a new liquid antigen eye allergy test to find the cause. This test is a novel, FDA approved, pain-free way to test if a patient is allergic to up to 60 different ocular allergens without the use of needles or injections," shared Dr. Confino.

    About the New Liquid Antigen Eye Allergy Test
    The new eye allergy test uses liquid antigens on a plastic applicator that is placed on the patient's forearm with gentle pressure-and it provides results in less than 15 minutes. If the patient is allergic to a particular allergen there is a small hive that forms on their forearm. By more accurately determining if, and to which antigens a patient is allergic, it gives us the ability to identify where they might be present in the patient's environment and deal with them accordingly, along with the eye symptoms and signs of the allergy. This in office testing is covered by almost all major health insurance companies.

    "Sometimes we need to prescribe oral antihistamines alone or in combination with antihistamine or steroid eye drops, whereas in other cases we simply need to counsel and advise the patient to remove and avoid the source of the allergen in their home or workplace," explained Dr. Confino. "If you have allergies that cause you to experience symptoms such as itchy watery eyes, by using the new liquid antigen eye allergy test we are more likely to be able to get you the help you need."

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    For additional information, contact:
    Jerette Lerner, The Eye Care & Surgery Center, 592 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, jllerner ( @ ) newjerseyvision dot com, (P) 908-789-8999

    SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

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