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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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I have blurry image, itchy eyes, and headache. Why?

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 ge...  Read Full »

My baby has a white line around the pupil. 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. One can be keratitis (marginal keratitis) and other can br allergic conjunctivitis. Although I feel this is more a picture of keratitis. I suggest star...  Read Full »

Why does my son have redness and itching in his eye?

Query: Hello doctor, A 10 year old boy I know seems to have an eye allergy. The redness of the eyes started when he was eight. He rubs his eyes as they itch him, especially during sunset and before bedtime. His eyesight has been examined and found to be normal. His uncle, 32 years old, had the same issue a...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) do suggest that he is suffering from allergic conjunctivitis. It is treated with steroid eye drops and anti allergic eyedrops and lubricating eye drops. But, the dose has to be titrated by an eye doctor afte...  Read Full »

After conjunctivitis, I have blurred vision. Please help.

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 »

I have giant papillary conjunctivitis in my eyes. Please help.

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 Giant 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, tal...  Read Full »

My 18-year-old daughter has redness in her eyes that is worsening despite medication use. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 18 years old and has redness in her eyes. She has had them since about 12 years old. It comes and goes. We saw an ophthalmologist and he said it is allergies and having her on drops did nothing for her but Opticrom helps a bit. But it is worse now they get red every even...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Her symptoms are suggestive of allergic conjunctivitis 1. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). 2. The e...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old female, and my eyes have been very itchy for the past four to five weeks. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. For the past four to five weeks, my eyes are very itchy. Also, I have been experiencing that I started closing my right eye as I am uncomfortable in lights. I use spectacles with 0.5 spherical and 0.5 cylindrical lenses. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I think you have allergic conjunctivitis. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are common when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the a...  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 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 yo...  Read Full »

What causes redness in the sclera of an 8-month-old kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8-month-old son has redness on the corner of his eye on the sclera (white part of the eye). It looks cloudy in that area as well. I went to the eye clinic one week ago and was asked to apply to Chlortralim for one week. It has still not cured. Please let me know if this looks serious.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern since it has been a week since his treatment was started. From the photo you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity) there appears to be an inflammation which might either be Episcleritis or phlyctenular conjunctivitis. This ca...  Read Full »

How to treat red eyes with headache and eye floaters?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some problems with my eye and need some assistance. I have red eyes from a few months now and have tried some drops and it has reduced. But still, I have some redness in the eye. Adding to it, I have some headaches and can see a lot of eye floaters from a week now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anjal Maheshkumar Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Here your symptoms look more in favor of allergic conjunctivitis. This may occur due to allergy to dust, grass, pollen, cosmetics, soap, etc. Allergic conjunctivitis may be seasonal type. Try to avoid the above allergens to get rid away from allergy. You may have freque...  Read Full »

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