About Allergic Conjunctivitis:
When something like smoke or dust irritates your eyes, your eyes respond by becoming red and itchy. This rarely affects eyesight and is easily treated by a doctor. Ask your doctor what treatment is right for you.
Causes & Risk Factors:
It is caused by allergens that irritates your eye. For example:
- Animal hair
People with bad allergies are more likely to get allergic conjunctivitis.
The symptoms of conjunctivitis are
- Watery eyes
- Ropy mucus
Allergic conjunctivitis can get better on its own after a few weeks. Most of the time it gets better with anti-allergic medicines. In rare instances, a doctor may tell you to use steroid eye drops. Only use the eye drops with a doctor’s advice. Using steroids without a doctor’s advice can cause permanent vision loss!