Suplement do nr-u 2/2003
Alergiczne choroby oczu u dzieci w badaniach własnych
Ocular allergy in children in authors' own material
Mirosława Grałek1, Ewa Lipiec, Anna Niwald
Klinika Okulistyki Dziecięcej, SP ZOZ Uniwersytecki Szpital Kliniczny nr 4 Uniwersytetu
Medycznego w Łodzi
p.o. kierownik: dr n. med. Anna Niwald
1Klinika Okulistyki Instytut - Pomnik Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka
Kierownik: prof. dr hab. med. Mirosława Grałek
Summary: Basing on our Outpatients Clinic material we aimed to summarise our experience with children suffering from ocular allergy and verify the symptoms and seasonal incidence of their disease. We analysed their medical records paying attention to medical history, physical examination and season of the year connected with their symptoms. Of all patients attending our Outpatients Clinic 4,6% suffered from ocular allergy. The medium age of ocular allergy occurrence was 6,6 years. In majority of cases spring was the season when this disease appeared. Symptoms had mainly seasonal character. Itching and lacrimation were the main complaints. On physical examination the most frequent signs of allergy were alterations within the conjunctiva. Visual acuity was not deteriorated by ocular allergy.
Keywords: ocular allergy, children.