Mark B. Abelson, MD, CM, FRCS(C)



Dr. Abelson, a clinical associate professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston.


Double concentration of olopatadine controls allergies all day

Wailea, HI-Olopatadine 0.2% (Patanol, Alcon) significantly reduced itching and redness for 24 hours, according to the results of a study presented at the annual meeting of the Western Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Ocular agent provides prolonged pruritus prophylaxis

Boston-The mast-cell stabilizer pemirolast potassium 0.1% (Alamast, Santen) is a safe, comfortable, and effective agent for preventing and relieving ocular itching of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis throughout the allergy season, according to a pooled analysis of data from phase III trials.