Allergic conjunctivitis is the technical term for when allergies affect the eyes. When eyes become subjected to an allergen to which you are allergic, histamine and other mediators are released causing itching, redness, burning, and tearing of the conjunctivae. The conjunctivae are the thin membranes that line the eyelids and the exposed surface of the eyes. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of allergic conjunctivitis below.
Types of Allergic Conjunctivitis
There are two primary types of allergic conjunctivitis. The first is seasonal, in which allergens such as grass, tree or weed pollens affect the eyes. This is the most common type of allergic conjunctivitis. The second type is perennial, which means that the condition occurs throughout the year. This could be due to allergens such as pet dander, dust mites, or molds that are present year round. [Read More]