Specialist gives pearls on how to avoid mistakes in diagnosis, treatment of ocular allergies

PARIS — Misdiagnosed and inadequately treated ocular allergies often turn into severe, chronic conditions that heavily affect a patient’s quality of life, according to one specialist. Thanh Hoang-Xuan, MD, said that vernal keratoconjunctivitis is often not properly diagnosed because doctors do not flip the patient’s eyelids. “In this way, they miss to see the giant papillae, which are a characteristic sign of this condition. These children have difficulties in opening their eyes, and doctors don’t want to make them cry by performing this maneuver,” he said at the meeting of (Read more...)

Full Story →