Eye allergies are very common in many people. At the office of Joseph Eng, OD, we treat patients with 89015 eye allergy symptoms and other eye ailments that prevent them from feeling good on a daily basis. Eye allergies are also known as allergic conjunctivitis. An eye allergy occurs when the eye reacts to a substance that causes irritation. An allergic reaction is the body’s response to allergens. Symptoms include red and watery eyes, itchy eyes and can be more common for people with skin allergies like eczema.
Allergens may include pollen, dust, or smoke. Normally, the body wards off harmful viruses and bacteria. But for people with eye allergies, the immune system mistakes an allergen for a dangerous substance. The chemicals the immune system releases lead to many symptoms that can be extremely irritating, such as itchy, red eyes and watery, runny eyes. A symptom of an 89015 eye allergy can also be pinkness or redness around the eyes or scaling and puffy eyelids. Eye allergies are usually caused by allergens in the air, like smoke, dust, pollen, mold or dander.
The risk of getting an 89015 eye allergy is higher in the spring and summer when many flowers, plants and trees are in bloom. Grasses can irritate allergies as well. If you think you are suffering from eye allergies, call our office today so that we can perform a test to check for eye allergies. Tests include a skin prick test to determine the cause of the The best way to treat an eye allergy is to avoid the allergen that is causing it. However, this isn’t always possible, especially if you have seasonal allergies. Luckily, there are numerous different treatments that can relieve eye allergy symptoms. Allergies are usually treated with medications such as antihistamines and decongestants, shots or eyedrops.