Ocular allergies are a common condition that affect up to 50 million Americans, causing dryness, redness, tearing and many other symptoms that can impair a patient’s vision and affect their overall quality of life. These symptoms are caused by triggers in the air, such as pollen, mold, dust or pet dander; or by certain foods or medications. These triggers affect the conjunctiva, the clear layer of skin over the eyes, causing a variety of symptoms.
Doctor’s Allergy Formula Test is a FDA- approved diagnostic skin “scratch” test to determine your specific allergies. This simple, painless (shot free) test is covered by most major medical insurances. The results of the test are read after only fifteen minutes. Once Dr. Giyaur identifies a patient’s allergies, she then creates custom treatment protocols specific to each patient’s needs.
A skin “scratch” test is a simple, non-invasive procedure in which tiny pricks are made on your arm. The device contains small amounts of the 58 most common allergens in your area, in addition to both a positive and negative control so we can objectively diagnose your particular allergies. If you are allergic to an allergen, a small reaction will be seen on the skin.
Because everyone has unique allergic triggers, knowing what you are allergic to is important in determining an effective treatment.