Vision a senior sight journal

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THE INCREASING PREVALENCE OF ALLERGIES IS NOTICABLY LINKED TO URBANIZTION IN THAT IT HAS IMPACTED OUR ENVIROMENT TO THE POINT THAT ADAPTIVE IMMUNE RESPONSE HAS RESPONDED WITH INCREASING COMPLEXITY AND SEVERITY. THE EXPOSED MUCOSA OF THE EYE IS PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO THIS CHANGING LANDSCAPE AND THE EYES NATURAL DEFENSE MECHANISM (BLINKING AND TEARS ARE BEING TESTED AS NEVER BEFORE. FOR PATIENTS WHO EXPERIENCE OCULAR ALLERGIES, ANTIHISTAMINES HAVE PROVED TO BE EFFECTIVE, HOWEVER THERE IS A GROWING POPULATION OF ALLERGIC CONJUSCTIVITIS PATIENTS WHO SUFFER FROM PERSISTANT AND CHRONIC ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS. tHE FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHANGE IN URBAN ALLERGY SYNDROME CLIMAT, AIRBORNE POLLUTANTS (SUCH AS VEHICLE EXHAUST) HIGHER AND LONGER POLLEN SEASONS.  AMERICANS STRESSFUL AND UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE COMBINED WITH POOR DIET ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO THE RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH URBAN ALLERGY. PATIENTS THAT EXHIBIT CHRONIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS ARE GENERALLY MORE SEVERE AND AND MORE RESISTANT TO CURRENT THERAPY. IT IS SUSPECTED THAT THEY MAKE UP 30 - 40 PERCENT OF THE ALLERGICE CONJUNCTIVITS POPULATION. iIT IS EVEIDENT THAT THAT THERE MUST BE INVESTIGATION INTO EMERGING THERAPY TO TREAT AND TARGET OCULAR ALERGIC INFLAMATION.  THE GOAL SHOULD BE TO DEVELOP ONE OR MORE NEW THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES TO FIGHT URBAN ALLERGY.




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This journal will include information in the optometry and ophthamology fields including studies and other valuable eye care stories.

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