Eye Allergies

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All About Eye Allergies.


Who Develops
Eye Allergies?

Allergies are fairly common, affecting a large portion of the population.

Symptoms of eye allergies


Everyone’s eyes react differently to irritants, but there are some common symptoms linked to eye allergies.

Life with eye allergies

Life with Eye Allergies

Find a proper treatment for you and learn tips to manage your symptoms.

Eye Allergy Treatments

Over-the-counter eye drops and pills, or prescription medications, may help alleviate symptoms of eye allergies.1

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What are Eye Allergies?

Eye allergies are a specific form of eye disease caused by different kinds of irritants. These vary from person to person and can include environmental, infectious, or artificial substances. In the process of fighting off this threat, the body’s immune system causes the eyes to release histamine. Histamine is a compound that is released by cells in response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions. This can trigger itchy, red, and watery eyes, as well as inflammation and a bloodshot appearance. Eye allergies mainly affect the surface of the eye as well as the inner folds of the eyelids.2,3,4

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Eye doctors (O.D.s) examine eyes for vision and health problems. They may prescribe corrective lenses, and in some states, they can prescribe medications and perform some eye care procedures.

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