Ocular allergy: implications for the clinical immunologist.

  title={Ocular allergy: implications for the clinical immunologist.},
  author={Constance H Katelaris},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  volume={90 6 Suppl 3},
BACKGROUND Allergic diseases of the eye are the most common conditions affecting the external ocular adnexa. The most common forms are primarily IgE-mediated and share features in common with other atopic conditions. Mast cell activation and release of mediators, particularly histamine, are central to the pathogenesis of seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis. These conditions are self-limited without the occurrence of ocular surface damage. In contrast, vernal keratoconjunctivitis and… CONTINUE READING