Allergic reactions to the eye and eyelid are quite common. More than half of all cases of conjunctivitis is allergic; eyes are sensitive to irritants such as soap, cosmetics, detergents or fabric softener, or simply airborne allergens that have come in direct contact with the eye (usually during high pollen seasons). Pollen and dust can trigger a histamine release which causes burning, itching, watering of the eye, and can also be accompanied by nasal discharge.
Types of ocular allergies include Eczema, Dermatoconjunctivitis, Vernal Conjunctivitis, Contact lens Conjunctivitis (also known as GPC, or Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis) and Blepharitis.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include redness, tearing, oozing, crusting, and itching.
What is the treatment?
Treatment of the symptoms depends on the type of allergic reaction. For more information, click on the underlined words to learn more about symptoms and treatment options.
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