Itchy Eyes

Itchy eyes can develop as a result of irritation, allergy, and infection. Irritants like dust and smoke, allergens like pollens, eye conditions like conjunctivitis, dry eyes, blepharitis, excessive screen time, etc., result in itchy eyes. Some people develop allergic eye reactions to contact lens solutions. They may or may not be accompanied by excessive tears, swelling, redness, and pain. As a result, itching necessitates rubbing the eyes, which should not be done as it may increase the chances of further infection and damage the eye.

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Are bacterial conjunctivitis and blepharitis related?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with blepharitis. I also have seborrhoeic dermatitis (perhaps rosacea), which has significantly improved. Recently, I got very bad allergy symptoms. My eyes and nose became extremely itchy, causing me to sneeze a lot. This morning when I woke up, I had trouble opening ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is nothing but common bacterial conjunctivitis. Since you have blepharitis, you are more likely to get conjunctivitis. Also, blepharitis, in turn, is related to seborrho...  Read Full »

My left eyelid is swollen, itchy, and gets watery after staring at the laptop for 20 minutes. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My left eyelid is swollen, red, and very itchy. Sometimes when l stare at my laptop for 20 minutes, it gets watery. I am currently using Antihistamines.  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your eyelid swelling is painful, then start warm compresses over it for one week and do it at least twice a day. If it is not painful but associated with itching, only start with cold compresses over it for one week and at least twice a day. Also, start with eyedrop...  Read Full »

A 10-year-old boy I know has redness and itching in the eye; what might be the reason?

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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 after ...  Read Full »

I have ear pain, head pain, clogged nose and itchy throat. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have episodes of bad sinuses every year. Last year, I had hay fever with an extreme blocked nose. I went to my GP, and he gave me sinus injection. I got better after treating it. The doctor prescribed Allerway 5, and Spersallerg eye drops for me. This year, my condition seems to be poo...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an acute attack of bacterial infection along with allergic rhinitis. You can take the following medications. Use Avamyse nasal spray (Fluticasone furoate nasal spray) once daily for a month. Take Claritin (Loratadine) tablet once daily during the ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do my eyes itch?

Query: Hello doctor, My vision gets blurry, especially when I look at green lights at night. I wake up with a blurry vision every day. And at times, my eyes pain and itch. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blurring of vision at night and morning may be because of refractive error. This requires evaluation by an ophthalmologist. The itching in the eye can be due to allergic conjunctivitis. I suggest you try using anti-allergic eye drops.  Read Full »

Glaucoma causing heaviness and itching in eyes. Please guide me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male suffering from glaucoma since the last two years. I have heaviness and itching in my eyes. Please guide me on what to do.  Read Full »


Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need a few answers from you, before deciding on the reasons for heaviness or itching. Can you please give the details for the following questions? Are you on anti-glaucoma medication? If so, can you name them? When was the last eye examination done, what was the ...  Read Full »

How can you manage dry eye disease (DED)?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother will be 71-year-old in the next four months. She is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 60 kg. She suffered from an ischemic stroke four years ago. Currently, she has the following disturbing health conditions: severe eye pain with gritty feeling in her eyes, forgetfulness, tire...  Read Full »


Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly upload a picture of both her eyes. And when she sleeps, do her eyes close entirely or remain slightly open? I want these details for proper treatment.  Read Full »

Why is my right eye red and painful to touch?

Query: Hi doctor, I have redness in my left eye. After applying pressure on my eyes, I have pain.   Read Full »


Dr. K K Agrawal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A painful red eye can occur due to various causes. I suggest you send detailed information regarding your condition with pictures. Have a follow-up with more details.   Read Full »

Can chronic eye dryness be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with chronic eye dryness a few years back. My eyes, particularly the right eye, felt dry, quite red and itchy, and always sticky when I woke up. I was prescribed an antibiotic drop for about a month and lubricating drops or gels for months afterward. These symptoms per...  Read Full »


Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your history and went through your assessment data, and here is my point of view. To start with, you have to understand that dry eye is a chronic condition, and unless you have been treated with the only existing agent for the treatment of such a condition (R...  Read Full »

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