Allergic Conjunctivitis: It is an inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to allergens which could be pollen, dust mites or mold spores. The inflammation may be instant or delayed.
Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Intense itching
- Sandy sensation
- Mild sensitivity to light
- Burning sensation.
- Puffy eyelids
- Dark area around the eyes as a result of constant rubbing of the eyes.
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- Eliminate the causing allergen if possible. Change old beddings and pillows, remove rugs, reduce exposure to harsh chemicals in household and workplace items.
- Cool compresses several times per day will give relief.
- Anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory eyedrops
- Orals antihistamine can be used when the itching is severe
- If it is accompanied with infection ,waking up with sticky eyes or secretion of mucous, anti-bacterial eye drops will be prescribed.