Allergic conjunctivitis— Is an allergic inflammation of the mucosa eye.It may be a manifestation of hay fever, and drug allergies, allergy to animals in response to contact lenses etc.
The cause of allergic conjunctivitis are a variety of allergens, drugs funds, cosmetics, household chemical, physical and chemical factors in the chemical, textile, grain mill products, light energy and ionizing radiation, bacteria, viruses, etc.
When an allergen enters the mucous membrane of the eye in people exposed to such an inadequate reaction of the body may occur allergy. Such conjunctivitis are often combined with diseases such as bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis.
Allergic conjunctivitis affects approximately 15% of the total population.
What's going on?
Allergic conjunctivitis also referred to as "red eye disease"
Diagnosis and treatment
The diagnosis is established by an ophthalmologist or an allergist inspection and survey patient. Most often, in addition to the patient occur conjunctivitis and other manifestations of allergy. To clarify the specific allergen is required for a thorough examination, including the setting of skin tests.
Allergic conjunctivitis is treated by a physician for
In the mild form of the disease can be quite cold compresses and use of "artificial tears" to reduce discomfort. Also, the doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic drugs in drops and tablets.
For the prevention of allergic conjunctivitis should be kept to minumumu possibility of contact with the allergy-causing substances: dust, pets, dry fish food, household chemicals, cosmetics, etc. If contact can not be avoided, it should be put drops in your eyes before special allergy medications prescribed by the doctor.