Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 212–219 | Cite as

Causes and Management of Red Eye in Pediatric Ophthalmology

  • Divya Seth
  • Farah I. Khan


Red eye is the most common ocular sign encountered in emergency and outpatient settings. Recognition of vision-threatening causes and those requiring referral to an ophthalmologist is of utmost importance. This article reviews causes and management of red eye in children with an emphasis on allergic etiology, pathophysiology, and recent advances in therapy.


Red eye Conjunctivitis Children Infections Allergy Therapy 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital of MichiganDetroit Medical CenterDetroitUSA

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