Protective efficacy of sunglasses on the conjunctival symptoms of seasonal rhinitis


Ozturk A. B. , ÇELEBİOĞLU E. , KARAKAYA G. , KALYONCU A. F.

INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF ALLERGY & RHINOLOGY, vol.3, no.12, pp.1001-1006, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/alr.21214
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF ALLERGY & RHINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1001-1006
  • Keywords: allergen avoidance, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, pollen, sunglasses, ALLERGIC RHINITIS, CAT ALLERGY, EXPOSURE, UPDATE, POLLEN, ASTHMA

Abstract

BackgroundAlthough allergen avoidance can lead to significant improvements in symptoms of allergic rhinitis, there are very few studies in this area. Sunglasses could be effective for protection of eyes from pollen as a cheap, comfortable, and simple avoidance option for allergens. The aim of this study is to determine if wearing sunglasses can decrease ocular symptoms.