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Seasonally developing allergic conjunctivitis; It is the most common
eye disease. Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis is common in children,
usually in the spring. It is manifested by swelling of the eyelids,
burning, watering in the eyes and nose.
For example, in many people with a history of
allergies; hay fever, asthma etc. allergies trigger conjunctivitis.
One of the most common causes of allergies is
pollen. When the pollen season is over, allergic conjunctivitis resolves spontaneously.
There are different types of conjunctivitis.
Perennial allergic conjunctivitis ;In year-round allergic conjunctivitis,
complaints continue throughout the year, and no seasonal changes are
observed. This type of allergy is mild. One of the most common causes
is house dust and animal hairs.
Itching, burning and light sensitivity are evident in the eyes.
Treatment is the same as for seasonal allergic
conjunctivitis (see Treatment section). Long-term use of given drugs may be required.
Vernal conjunctivitis (spring keratoconjunctivitis): It can
affect the cornea and conjunctiva, the transparent layer of the eye.
It usually starts in childhood and its symptoms decrease from the age of 30.
Atopic keratoconjunctivitis: It is more
common in people with atopic dermatitis, asthma, and food allergies.
Eyelids are very affected. It turns red and
thickens. The treatment is long-term and attention should be paid to the
cleanliness of the eyelashes, and cosmetic products should not be used in
Giant papillary conjunctivitis: Giant papillary conjunctivitis can
also develop against contact lenses.
Patients with this type of conjunctivitis need to pay
close attention to hygiene. During the treatment, the factor causing this
discomfort should be eliminated and antiallergic drugs should be used regularly
Drug therapy in allergic conjunctivitis ;eye drops relieve itching,
redness and irritation caused by allergies.
If the patient’s allergy is very resistant and never responds to treatment,
Support is taken from cortisone and cyclosporine drops.
If complications are not resolved, vision loss may occur.
The most basic principle in treatment is to stay away
from the factors that cause allergies. Paying attention to protective
factors also prevents exacerbation of allergic conjunctivitis to a large extent.
You should not go out in the sun during periods
of high pollen, which further increases allergic conjunctivitis.
When going out, sunglasses and a hat should be used, especially when the sun is high.
Take care to use masks and glasses during the pollen season. Pollen triggers allergies.
Try not to stay in cigarette smoke and stuffy environments.
Try to stay away from furry pets.
Do not forget that items such as house dust, mites, carpets and rugs also trigger allergies.