Intro paragraph for DEX – Allergic Conjunctivitis.
The unmet need in allergic conjunctivitis
Seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis are inflammatory-mediated ocular surface disorders induced by allergens.
Standard of Care:
- Topical antihistamines and mast cell stabilizers act to reduce the signs and symptoms of the early phase allergic response1.
- There is evidence that patients with ocular allergies exhibit a persistent late phase response2,3
- Corticosteroids are effective in treating both signs and symptoms of acute and chronic allergy
- However, corticosteroids are atypically prescribed due to the ability to abuse and/or overuse the treatment
- Most common symptoms are itchy, watery, red eyes6
- Treatment requires frequent administration of eyedrops, and hands touching the face several times per day
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