Eye Itching can be caused due to bacterial infection such as blepharitis or dry eye condition and even conjunctivitis. Mostly the eyes are affected when exposed to pollutants, dust, pollens, etc. The allergic reactions aggravate the release of histamines which causes itchiness. Certain preservative content in contact lens solution can also lead to the problem. The common visible symptoms include redness, watery eyes, swelling in the eyelids, poor vision and even cough and cold.
HOW IS EYE ITCHING DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of eye itching is based on the symptoms. Ophthalmologists conduct a thorough physical examination of the eye with or without dilation. He or she may refer you to an allergist in order to determine if the itching is caused due to any allergen.
HOW IS EYE ITCHING TREATED?
In most of the cases, any form of Eye Itching is treated by giving eye drops, creams or antibiotics but a milder form of itching can be easily treated at home. While Eye Itching is easy to cure, it can occur frequently and therefore, it is best to visit a Homeopath or Ayurvedic Doctor to take proper care of the eyes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Eye itchiness is not really harmful or dangerous, but often when itching the eyes, one tends to poke or hurt themselves - which could be dangerous and lead to permanent scarring.