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Allergic Conjunctivitis

These forms of allergic conjunctivitis are more commonly seen in our practice.

Acute Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis

It is classified into two categories.

  • Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis caused by airbourne allergens during spring and summer by pollen, grass, weeds.
  • Perennial Allergic Conjunctivitis are usually seen throughout the year as it is caused by household allergens like house dust mites, cigarette smoke, allergens from pets. It is more commonly seen in patients with family history or existing history of allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma.

The symptoms include redness and itching of the eye, tearing and associated with sneezing and nasal discharge.

 

Treatment

Eye drops may be prescribed by the doctor depending on diagnosis as well as cause of the condition.

 

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the underside of the upper eyelid, also known as the palpebral conjunctiva. It is usually due to prolong mechanical irritation to the conjunctiva which includes hard or soft contact lens wear, debris on contact lens surface, preservatives in the contact lens solution, prosthetic eye.

The symptoms include foreign body sensation, redness and itching of the eye and contact lens intolerance. For contact lens wearers, the symptoms are sometimes worse when the contact lens is removed.

Allergic Conjunctivitis

 

Treatment

For contact lens wearers, it could be multifactorial ranging from a change of monthly disposables to daily disposables to reduce the occurrence of debris build-up on the contact lens; and switching from a contact lens solution with preservatives to one which is preservative free.

Eye drops may be prescribed by the doctor depending on diagnosis as well as cause of the condition.