Comfort level of ocular allergy agent is key to patient compliance

San Antonio, TX-A treatment for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, pemirolast potassium 0.1% ophthalmic solution (Alamast, Santen Inc., Napa, CA), was shown to be more comfortable for patients and equally effective when used twice a day during ragweed season when compared with nedocromil sodium 2% ophthalmic solution (Alocril, Allergan, Irvine, CA). These two drugs are the two latest mast-cell stabilizers that have become commercially available to treat ocular allergies.