Allergy eyes (Allergic conjunctivitis)
Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the tissue lining the eyelids (conjunctiva) due to a reaction from allergy-causing substances such as pollen
Prognosis: Treatment usually relieves the symptoms. However, the condition tends to recur if exposure to the offending agent continues.
- The best treatment is avoiding exposure to the cause or allergen. Unfortunately, this is not often practical.
- Discomfort can be relieved by applying cool compresses to the eyes or taking antihistamines by mouth (many of these are available over the counter).
- Topical eye drops could be used for mild-severe allergies.
Symptoms may be seasonal and can include:
- Red eyes
- Dilated vessels in the clear tissue covering the white of the eye
- Intense itching or burning eyes
- Puffy eyelids, especially in the morning
- Tearing (watery eyes)
- Stringy eye discharge