Ocular Allergies

Hay Fever conjunctivitis, the most common of ocular allergies, has many of the same symptoms as pink eye. Sufferers will most likely experience the very same red, itchy, and watery eyes, so it is important to consult a Malbar Vision Center doctor in order to accurately diagnose the problem.

Pink eye is most often very easily treatable, but Hay Fever conjunctivitis and related ocular allergies are often more challenging and treatments may require collaboration between your Malbar Vision Center ophthalmologist and an allergist.

Unlike Hay Fever conjunctivitis, perennial allergic conjunctivitis is not limited to the grass pollen season. These allergic reactions may be caused by reactions to dust, animal dander, or other environmental allergens. Though usually milder, symptoms are similar to hay fever conjunctivitis.

There are several treatment options available and your therapy path will depend on the severity of the allergic activity. Histamine is the most common cause of the symptoms associated with ocular allergies, so antihistamines or histamine blockers are often prescribed.

To learn more about ocular allergies visit the American Optometric Association website.