Allergic conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation caused by an allergic reaction to substances like pollen or mold spores. It can be either short-term or long-term. Itchy eyes, watery eyes, red eyes and puffy eyes are some of the most common symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis.
HOW IS ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS DIAGNOSED?
A specialist in the Ophthalmology department can take a look at the eye and diagnose the condition with the help of a visual examination. Also, an allergy skin test or a blood test can be conducted to determine the presence of an allergy. Further, an Ophthalmology specialist can take a sample of the conjunctival tissue to diagnose a particularly chronic case.
HOW IS ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS TREATED?
Allergic conjunctivitis can be easily treated at home. For instance, by keeping your home dust-free, avoiding exposure to harsh chemicals, dyes, and perfumes. Additionally, one can make use of ayurvedic or homeopathy. Anti-inflammatory eye drops or steroid eye drops can be helpful as well.
DID YOU KNOW?
The best way to avoid allergic conjunctivitis is to avoid contact with allergens