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What are mast cell stabilizer eye drops?

Mast cell stabilizer eye drops help prevent the eye symptoms of an allergic reaction, especially from seasonal allergies. These drops work to stop the release of histamine from cells (called mast cells) during an allergic reaction. By blocking the histamine release, this medication helps prevent the symptoms caused by histamine, like red and itchy eyes. There are two mast cell stabilizer eye drop products in the US, and both are prescription: cromolyn (Crolom) and nedocromil (Alocril).

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