Allergic Eye Disease

Do You Suffer from Eye Allergies?


Itchy, watery eyes are common during allergy season, and can be associated with a variety of eye diseases. More often than not, though, these symptoms occur as a result of eye allergies. The most common of all eye allergies is Allergic Conjunctivitis, more frequently labelled as “Pink Eye.”

Allergic conjunctivitis is one of many eye allergies that cause the eye to swell, itch and turn red. It may also cause white, stringy drainage. Another of these common eye allergies is Keratoconjunctivitis. It causes redness and swelling in the mucous membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface, and may feel as though there is a foreign object in the eye.

Eye allergies like keratoconjunctivitis and allergic conjunctivitis are not contagious, and often go away on their own. The most common methods of treatment for these specific eye allergies are non-prescription brand eye drops and a cold compress. Dr. Atul Shah at the Center for Asthma & Allergy can help alleviate the discomfort of severe allergic conjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis and other eye allergies, as well as determine what triggers an allergic attack, to help patients avoid the future inconvenience and discomfort of the symptoms of eye allergies.

If you’re suffering from an eye disease or allergy such as allergic conjunctivitis, come see Dr. Shah. The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, Long Island, New York has proudly served Suffolk County for over a decade. Please contact Dr. Shah’s office at 631-395-5464 for a consultation to discuss all of your all symptoms from eye allergies with world class allergy & asthma specialist.

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