Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is characterized by aqueous secretions from the eye, inflammation of the eye (red eyes) and itchiness. Caution must be taken to differentiate conjunctivitis from other affectations of the eye (bacterial conjunctivitis, viral conjunctivitis, blepharite, pink eye, etc). 


This is the most common form of allergic affectation during pollination season. This is also called vernal conjunctivitis, which occurs mostly in spring and fall, and is most common amongst males around 10 years old, especially those with a family history. 



  1. Eliminate allergen from daily routine.
  2. Artificial tears and cold compresses 4-8 days.
  3. Phenyramine 
  4. Oral anti-histamines 
  5. Cortisones could also be used locally as a solution or ointment, to be determined by specialist physician. 

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 31 Aug 2017
Medical Author: Dr. med. Diana Hysi