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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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. Dada Peer 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. Dada Peer 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 »

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

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 »

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

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 »

What can be the cause of pain in the corner of the eye with itching?

Query: Hi doctor,I have eye pain for three days. I have pain on the inner corner of the right eye. I feel the pain whenever I blink. Sometimes I have itchiness.  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the photograph, (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that you have inflammation on the eyelid. It is called Hordeolum which might be internal or external. You can use a hot compress with warm water and cotton three times a day along wi...  Read Full »

Please suggest medications to control my blocked nose, ear pain and itchy eyes.

Query: Hi doctor, I have sinusitis problem for a very long time, and recently I had tooth decay as well. The doctor I consulted earlier suggested root canal treatment, but I am yet to go for that. My problem right now is I have a blocked nose, mild inner ear pain, sore throat, and sometimes cough. No ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from sinusitis, tooth decay, blocked nose, earache, sore throat, cough, and itchy eyes. You can take the medications as follows:- Tablet Azee 500 mg 0+0+1 for 7-10 days, tablet Al...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for red spots in the eyes with itching and irritation?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister, 28 years old, has developed a couple of red color spots on the left eye with itching, irritation, and watering of eyes. There is no history of trauma, foreign body, photophobia. Please guide us on what is to be done.  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in. I had a look at the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you sent, it is a bit blurry, but it looks like a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It can occur in the following scenarios: If she inadvertently injured the eye in her sleep. If...  Read Full »

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