Effectiveness of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Acute Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis – Corrected Proof

Objective: To investigate whether artificial tears and cold compress alone or in combination provide a treatment benefit and whether they were as effective as or could enhance topical antiallergic medication.Design: Randomized, masked clinical trial.Participants: Eighteen subjects (mean age, 29.5±11.0 years) allergic to grass pollen.Intervention: Controlled exposure to grass pollen using an environmental chamber to stimulate an ocular allergic reaction followed by application of artificial tears (ATs), 5 minutes of cold compress (CC), ATs combined with CC, or no treatment applied at each separate visit in random order. A subset of 11 subjects also had epinastine hydrochloride (EH) applied alone and (Read more...)

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