Allergic Conjunctivitis

What is Allergic Conjunctivitis?

Eye allergies are a common condition that affects many people. Some find that their condition worsens at certain times of the year, when pollen from trees, grass and other flora is present in the air. For others, irritants, such as pet hair or smoke, cause their condition to flare up. Common symptoms of eye allergy include redness, eye pain, itching, lacrimation,  and general irritation. While some people effectively treat eye allergies with medications without a prescription, many have to seek the services of an ophthalmologist to effectively manage their condition. sneezing, itching and the general sense of malaise.

Before allergy treatment

The eyes are dry, there is itching, red or irritated. These issues leave individuals uncomfortable on a daily basis, and the severity of symptoms varies for each person.

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After allergy treatment

These eye problems cannot be completely cured, but the remedy will help reduce your discomfort and protect your eyes.

How do I know if I need to find a specialist for eye allergies?

If the symptoms of eye allergy are severe or last for a long time, you will most likely need help from an eye allergy specialist. He will be able to determine the best method for relieving your symptoms. The most common signs of eye allergies are: 

  • Itching in the eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Redness (therefore sometimes referred to as pink eye)
  • Swelling
  • Exfoliation around the eyes 

Usually both eyes are affected. You may also experience nasal symptoms, such as sneezing and runny nose or stuffy nose. The condition is caused by exposure to an irritant substance – known as an allergen – such as dust, smoke or pollen. Although the allergen is harmless, the body’s immune system perceives it as a threat. It reacts by releasing antibodies, which are chemicals that fight the perceived threat. These are what cause the unpleasant symptoms of allergies.

 There are many drugs without a prescription that you can buy to help fight eye allergies. However, if these do not control the condition at a level where you can comfortably continue normal life, then an eye specialist in allergies can establish a treatment plan to effectively combat the symptoms.

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