5% QDS for a few days) to generally quieten the eye, reduce lacrimation and photophobia as well as reduce further development of corneal infiltrates (27,30,35) As an inflammatory condition, some limbitis cases may respond to topical mast cell stabilizers (eg, regular use of sodium cromoglicate
over one month).
For chronic and recurrent allergic conjunctivitis, part of an appropriate management approach is the use of 'mast cell stabilisers', (21) with several drugs marketed in the UK (eg, sodium cromoglicate, lodoxamide and nedocromil sodium).
Sodium cromoglicate eye drops are widely available as P-medicines and even as a GSL product (see Table 1).
The commoner indications for the use of sodium cromoglicate eye drops are for chronic conditions such as SAC and PAC.
OTC nasal products containing sodium cromoglicate (Vividrin Nasal Spray) are available, as well as a number of products containing corticosteroids (see article 6 in this series).