Allergic Conjunctivitis

The common red eye problem

It is an allergic reaction on the surface of the eyes. It is a prevalent condition that occurs when any allergy-causing substances come into contact with your eyes.
When your eyes are exposed to substances like pollen or mold spores, they become red, itchy, and watery.

What are the types of Allergic conjunctivitis?

Acute Allergic Conjunctivitis – More common during allergy seasonChronic Allergic Conjunctivitis- Occurs around the year


What causes Allergic conjunctivitis?


Some substances that can cause this reaction are:

  • Household dust

  • Pollen from trees and grass

  • Mold spores

  • Animal dander

How to recognise

How to recognize allergic red eye?

  • Usually, both eyes are affected

  • The eyes are itchy, and the white of the eye looks red or pink

  • The feeling of burning sensation

  • The tendency to rub the eyes frequently

  • Watering of eyes

  • Swelling of eyelids

How is Allergic conjunctivitis treated?

There are many treatment methods available for allergic conjunctivitis.

Home care.
The best treatment for allergic conjunctivitis is to avoid contact with the allergy-causing substance

  • Minimize your exposure to allergens:

  • Close windows when pollen count is high

  • Keep your home dust free

  • Use an indoor air purifier

  • Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals, dyes and perfumes

  • If you use contact lens, do not wear lenses until the symptoms have gone

  • Do not rub your eyes as it increases the inflammation


In more troublesome cases, home care may not be adequate.

  • Antihistaminic eye drops

  • mast cell stabilizer eye drops to keep symptoms at bay

  • steroid eye drops