ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS

Introduction

Allergic conjunctivitis is a common eye condition that can affect both children and adults. It’s caused by an allergic reaction to substances such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or mold spores, leading to itchy, red, and watery eyes. This condition can impact your quality of life and may require medical attention.

Itchy Eyes

Itching is a common symptom, and you may find yourself rubbing your eyes frequently.

Redness

The eyes may appear red and bloodshot.

Watery Eyes

Excessive tearing is a typical symptom.

Swelling

The eyelids may become swollen, making the eyes feel uncomfortable.

Sensitivity to Light

Bright lights may cause discomfort.

Blurred Vision:

Blurred vision may occur, but it usually resolves as symptoms subside.

Shield Ulcer

In some cases, allergic conjunctivitis can lead to the development of a shield ulcer, a large, severe corneal erosion that requires medical attention. It is characterized by epithelial loss and inflammation.

Diagnosis of Allergic Conjunctivitis

Diagnosing allergic conjunctivitis involves a comprehensive eye examination by your eye care professional:

Medical History:

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms, medical history, and any known allergies.

Eye Examination:

A thorough eye examination helps identify signs of allergic conjunctivitis.

Allergy Testing:

In some cases, allergy testing may be recommended to identify specific allergens causing the reaction.

Treatments for Allergic Conjunctivitis

When it comes to treating allergic conjunctivitis, a combination of lifestyle changes, home remedies, and medical treatments can help provide relief:

Lifestyle Changes and Home Remedies

Keep Windows Closed:

During high pollen seasons, keep windows closed to prevent allergens from entering your home.

Wear Sunglasses:

Sunglasses can protect your eyes from wind and allergens when outdoors.

Practice Good Eye Hygiene:

Avoid rubbing your eyes, as this can worsen symptoms. Wash your hands regularly to prevent transferring allergens to your eyes.

Use Artificial Tears:

Lubricating eye drops can help rinse allergens from your eyes and provide relief.

Easy Treatment Options

Antihistamine Eye Drops:

These can help relieve itching and redness.

Difficult Treatment Options

Steroid Eye Drops:

In cases of severe allergic conjunctivitis, your doctor may prescribe steroid eye drops. These drops can provide relief from inflammation but should be used with caution and under medical supervision due to potential side effects.

Prescription Eye Drops:

If the symptoms are severe, your doctor may prescribe stronger antihistamine or anti-inflammatory eye drops.

Myths and Facts About Allergic Conjunctivitis

Let’s clear up some common misconceptions about allergic conjunctivitis:

FAQ's

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about allergic conjunctivitis:

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Causes and Risk Factors

Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when your eyes come into contact with an allergen, triggering an immune response. Common causes and risk factors include:

Environmental Allergens:

Pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores are common allergens that can trigger allergic conjunctivitis.

Seasonal Allergies:

Allergic conjunctivitis may be seasonal, occurring during times of the year when pollen levels are high.

Irritants:

Exposure to irritants like smoke, chlorine, or strong odors can worsen symptoms.

Family History:

A family history of allergies can increase the risk of developing allergic conjunctivitis.

Symptoms of Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis symptoms may vary in severity and include:

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Comprehensive Treatment Options:

 Whether you need antihistamine eye drops or prescription eye drops, Dr. Shanthi Niketh offers a range of treatments tailored to your unique needs.

State-of-the-Art Facilities:

Shanthi Nethralaya Eye Hospital features the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies to ensure precise and effective care.

Patient-Centered Care:

Both Dr. Shanthi Niketh and the staff at Shanthi Nethralaya prioritize your comfort and satisfaction. They provide thorough education about your condition and treatment options, empowering you to make informed decisions.

In summary, choosing Shanthi Nethralaya and Dr. Shanthi Niketh for your allergic conjunctivitis treatment means you’ll receive expert, personalized care in a state-of-the-art facility. Their commitment to quality care and dedication to your well-being can help you find relief and improve your quality of life. Let them guide you on your journey to better eye health.

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