Eye Allergies

Eye allergies /ocular allergies/Allergic conjunctivitis when the immune system reacts to common allergens like dust mites /fungal molds /pollens by producing IgE antibodies . This allergic reaction release histamine and other mediators which can cause symptoms

  • Eye itching
  • Watery eyes
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light .

These symptoms occur alone or along with allergic rhinitis nasal symptoms.The allergens differ in individuals and can be correctly identified by allergy prick test or blood allergy test.

The symptoms may be temporarily reduced after taking reliever medications like antihistamine tablets or eye drops with anti histamines. Permanent solution to these symptoms can be managed through immunotherapy or allergy vaccine which can desensitize patients to their offending allergens.