EAACI Interest Groups

IG on Ocular Allergy



IGOA began its activity during the EAACI Congress 2010 in London. Our group encompasses experts from two large specialties : allergology and ophthalmology. We would like to stimulate interdisciplinary research on ocular allergy diagnosis and treatment.

The aims of IGOA are:

1. To unify the definitions and classifications of ocular allergy diseases.
2. To prepare state-of-the-art groundwork on contemporary knowledge of ocular pathophysiology in allergic diseases and research courses which will explain the current lack of knowledge in this area.
3. To prepare of algorithm(s) for diagnosis of ocular allergy, while taking into consideration general practitioner, ophthalmologists and allergologists references.
4. To unify the scores and questionnaires for publications in future, accepted by both ophthalmologists and allergologists.
5. To asses the specificity and sensitivity of available diagnostics methods in ocular allergy, especially CAC and tears biomarkers.
6. To estimate a real prevalence of AKC in AD and create procedures for early detection of AKC in AD patients
7. To prepare recommendations for available treatment of ocular allergy according to the GRADE system evaluation, especially about alfa-mimetic ocular drops, corticosteroids and SIT.
8. To prepare proposals for Practical Workshops on diagnosis and management of the “red eye”.
Last updated 02 December 2014