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:
Pollen from trees and grass
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.
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