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HomeAnswersOphthalmology (Eye Care)itchy eyesI am a 25-year-old female, and my eyes have been very itchy for the past four to five weeks. Please help.

What is the treatment for itchy eyes?

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Published At August 20, 2023
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Patient's 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.

Answered by Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva (the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids) become red, swollen, and itchy, with tearing and burning. The key to treating eye allergies is to avoid or limit contact with the substance causing the problem. Avoid rubbing your eyes; instead, do cold compresses. Use antiallergic eyedrops like Olopat (Olopatadine) eyedrops twice daily. Lubricating eyedrops like Flogel (Carboxymethylcellulose) thrice daily. Use mild steroids like Flurisone (Fluorometholone) in pulse doses in severe allergies. Consult a specialist doctor and take medications with their consent. I am very sorry to say that no medicine can cure allergies. The only way is to stay away from all the things you are allergic to. This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your ophthalmologist for a detailed examination. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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