Olopatadine in the management of allergic conjunctivitis

  • Stephani Schmidt Amayeza Information Centre
Keywords: Olopatadine, allergic conjunctivitis, management


Conjunctivitis is a condition characterised by conjunctival inflammation.1 The conjunctiva is the thin membrane that lines the inside of the eyelids and covers the sclera (the whites of the eyes).1 Allergic conjunctivitis is caused by airborne allergens that come in contact with the surface of the eye in a person who is allergic to that specific allergen.2,3 Allergic conjunctivitis usually affects both eyes and typically presents as redness, ocular  pruritus (itching of eyes), and watery discharge.1,2 Other symptoms may include light sensitivity, burning and swelling of the eyelids.1

Author Biography

Stephani Schmidt, Amayeza Information Centre
MSc(Pharm) Medicine Information Pharmacist
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