OSDCME
EXPERT VIDEOCME

Ocular Allergy and Treatment Options

Author(s)/Faculty: John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS
Release Date: 8/22/2016Expiration Date: 8/21/2018
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0.25
Content Type: VideoProvider: Vindico Medical Education
Ocular allergies develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment that typically causes no problem in most people. An allergic reaction can occur when an allergen comes in contact with antibodies attached to the mast cells in your eyes. The cells respond by releasing histamine and other substances or chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak and the eyes to become itchy, red and watery. This CME activity will discuss the latest advancements in ocular allergy and treatment options.