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Understanding Your Eyesight

Ocular allergies

Unlike birds whose eyes have nictitating membrane that prevents infections and other objects from damaging their eye, the human eye is directly exposed to the environment hence making it one of the organs that are highly exposed to allergic infections. Some of the well known allergens (agents causing allergies) include mold spores, animal fur, dust and many others. It is approximated that half of the people who are allergic to a particular allergen experience the effects of ocular infections. This is characterised by itching and redness that follows after rubbing the eyes and most common symptoms include sensitivity to light, tears and the sense of not being able to open the eyes in the morning.

Common Types

A common type of ocular allergy that is either perennial or seasonal is allergic conjunctivitis. Other forms of allergic conjunctivitis include atopic keratoconjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis. They are known to cause permanent damage to the corneal and more advanced methods of treatment are used correct the condition. Allergic conjunctivitis has been associated with rhinitis and normally for people using contact lenses, giant papillary conjunctivitis which block them for the use of the lenses are seen.

Treatment Methods

Several treatment methods that include the use of medicines have been put in place. However, the most effective method involves prevention against exposure to the allergens. Treatment involves identification of the allergen and the use of medicines to reduce the symptoms or prevent the reoccurrence of the allergy.

Some useful tips while at home include

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Avoiding allergen in your clothing

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