chapter  5
Ocular Allergic Diseases: Differential Diagnosis, Examination Techniques, and Testing
ByMarc Dinowitz, Ronald Rescigno, Leonard Bielory
Pages 24

The eye is a common site for the development of allergic in ammatory disorders. Ophthalmologists and allergists frequently encounter allergic diseases of the eye in their general practice. Although the eye may be the only organ system involved in an allergic reaction, typically there also exists a systemic allergic component. Even so, ocular signs and symptoms often are the most prominent features of the entire allergic response (1,2).