Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis refers to the inflammation of the eye (conjunctiva) caused due to an allergic reaction to environmental particles (pollen, dust, and pet dander). The symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis include itching, tearing, stinging, and burning sensation. Avoidance of exposure to allergens is the primary goal in treating allergic conjunctivitis. Avoid scrubbing of eyes as this can make the symptoms worse. Wearing glasses or goggles and washing the face and hair remove allergens from the surface of skin, hair, and eyes, and it prevents allergic exposure.

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What can cause blurry image, itchy eyes, and headache?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having lots of trouble with my eyes lately. Reading glasses are not helping me. Everything has begun to get blurred. I have noticed that I have been rubbing my eyes a lot and I have been getting headaches. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Actually, there are many causes of decreased vision and itching for which you need to rub your eyes.Please answer a few questions. Since how long you are using glasses? When you had your last refraction?Do you have any eye allergy, itching, watering or redness that get wo...  Read Full »

I got conjunctivitis 7 days back.I had red eye with eyelid swelling.Now redness is gone but blurring is present.What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I got conjunctivitis seven days back. I had red-eye with eyelid swelling. I used Moxifloxacin hydrochloride from the very first day, every 2 hours. Then I started Fluorometholone four times a day and Cyclosporine three times a day. And now, for two days, I got blurred vision. Redness ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having conjunctivitis and you are on treatment with Moxifloxacin and Fluorometholone. The presence of blurring of vision indicates involvement of cornea in the form of keratoconjunctivitis. This usually occ...  Read Full »

Baby has thin white line surrounding the eyeball. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1 year old baby is having a white thin line surrounding the black area in the eyeball in the left eye and the white part is little red.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there are two possible diagnoses. Keratitis (marginal keratitis). Allergic conjunctivitis. Although I feel this is more a picture of keratitis. I suggest starting Vigamox eye dro...  Read Full »

Why do I have itching in the white portion of my right eye since three weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female. I have been having itching in my right eye for three weeks. I am taking Eye Mo drops, but they are not helping. I had allergic conjunctivitis two years ago and had the same symptoms. I have used Zymar eye drops and Systane Ultra eye drops in the past. Kindly...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You might have allergic conjunctivitis, as your primary symptom is itching. You will need to determine the cause of the allergy because the symptoms will recur once you stop the medication. I suggest the below medicines: Visine Allergy...  Read Full »

I have had giant papillary conjunctivitis in my eyes for the past three months. How long will my eyes take to recover?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had giant papillary conjunctivitis in my eyes for the past three months. I have consulted many doctors. But it did not improve. So I am using Betamethasone and Bepreve eye drops. How long will my eyes take to recover?  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi,Welcome to papillary conjunctivitis occurs due to an allergy or contact lenses. It might take six months to one year to cure with treatment. If you are using contact lenses, please stop using them. Avoid Betamethasone eye drops. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, talk ...  Read Full »

Why do I have itching and redness in the eye when I wake up in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had itchy eyes when I wake in the morning and look inflamed. Also, on rubbing, my eyes become red. Sometimes, the itching would persist for the whole day. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the symptoms, it could be dry eye with allergic conjunctivitis, for which I suggest Eye drop Relub (Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulate) or any lubricating drop available at 0.5 percent four times a day for two weeks. Hot fomentati...  Read Full »

Why do my eyes itch and secret mucus?

Query: Hello, My eyes always itch and secrets some mucus. Using eye drops like Chloramphenicol also does not help. The itching is worst inside my eyelids. I am not taking any medication. Please suggest what I should do?  Read Full »

Dr. Zahid Malik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems like you are an atopic patient. Eye Allergy can occur separately, or in some patients, there is a history of other allergies like recurrent flu or itching on the body. Allergy in atopic patients is caused by multiple allergens like ...  Read Full »

What is causing eye itchiness and blurry vision?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have a problem with my cornea. I had itchy eyes (due to hay fever) last week. During that time, I had a gritty feeling in my right eye which made me rub my eyes. It got really sore and small thread-like materials are coming out of my eye. I am scared if it is part of my corn...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Evaluation of your history indicates that you are having allergic conjunctivitis with probable involvement of cornea resulting in keratoconjunctivitis. The thread-like material coming out of the eyes indicate ropy discharge which is typically seen in allergic conjunc...  Read Full »

I feel uncomfortable using contact lenses. Can I get LASIK?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been wearing contact lens for the last 12 years. Recently, they started getting uncomfortable. So, I stopped using them and got a LASIK consultation with a Pentacam. I have attached the reports taken two days after stopping contact lenses and three weeks after stopping contact lens...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your prescription and Pentacam scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I could not see any significant pathology in scan. The yellow area showing against the rule astigmatism and that is why you are using Toric contact lenses. Otherwise, cornea...  Read Full »

Kindly help with my severe eye pain with allergic conjunctivitis.

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the eye doctor for eye inflammation due to the medication that I use. Due to ongoing conjunctivitis, I went back to the clinic more often, but they tell me to come back. I recently developed severe eye pain in both eyes. Can this be caused by too many eye numbing drops? The...  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Mohamed Sherif Ahmed Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please explain your condition in detail so that I can help you. You say you have been going to the doctor because you have conjunctivitis caused by a medication you are on. What medication are you on and why? For how long have you been taking it? And how often? So ...  Read Full »

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