Incidence, prevalence of allergic conjunctivitis influenced by season, population

Season, study population and methods of examination can significantly influence incidence and prevalence estimates of allergic conjunctivitis, according to a presentation at the virtual American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.
“Prevalence estimates for allergic conjunctivitis vary widely depending on the study setting, geographic area and classification criteria,” Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS, said. “The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III from 1988 to 1994 suggested that approximately 35% of patients experience ocular allergy symptoms and that

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