Eye Conditions and Treatment
Allergic Conjunctivitis is treated in the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Faculty Practice
Itchy, burning and watery eyes, sneezing and a runny nose? It's hay fever season again! Allergies to ragweed and other pollens cause millions of Americans discomfort. Pollens are often the culprits behind allergic eye irritation, but there are other causes too. Allergic reactions to drugs, for example, may cause the eyes to itch and swell. The eyelids and the conjunctiva are easily affected in an allergic reaction. The conjunctiva is a membrane that lines the inside of the eyelids and extends over the front of the white part of the eye (sclera). Inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by an allergy is called allergic conjunctivitis.
Signs and Symptoms
Treatment and Prevention
For a deeper understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan for allergic conjunctivitis, see Allergic Conjunctivitis Eye Facts.