Skin and Ocular Allergy
Skin and Eye are surface barriers of the body. Skin irritations can be seen due to immune system disorders, medications and infections. Any foreign agent can trigger the immune system upon contacting itself with the surface barriers like skin, eye etc. Upon contact or dust, contact allergy and dust allergy can arise in the eye or skin. Hypersensitivity of immune response due to foreign agent aggravating the skin and conjunctiva causes skin allergy (Atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis) and Eye allergy (Ocular allergy) respectively. Conjunctiva is the sensitive membrane covering the eye and the eyelid and eye allergy or the ocular allergy is also termed as allergic conjunctivitis as an allergen firstly irritates the conjunctiva. Mostly all the allergies are severe due to the excess production and overreaction of antibodies mainly Immunoglobulin E (IgE).The symptoms and treatment options slightly vary among the two types of allergy. Causes depend on the allergen and they are mostly self-diagnosable.
The market for allergy skin test is driven by an increasing prevalence of allergies such as rhinitis, asthma and allergic conjunctivitis, increasing number of patients with drug allergy, and growing demand of allergy testing across the globe. Furthermore, accurate and reliable results of allergy skin tests further boost the market growth.