Allergic Conjunctivitis Treatment

by admin on February 13, 2011

Allergic Conjunctivitis is made of two words, allergy you all know is a hypersentivity reaction to any foreign body, and conjuntivitis is the inflammation of conjunctiva  a covering of eye ball and eye lids. It takes place due to hypersentivity reaction to external allergen like pollen grains or fur of animal or animal dandruff.

Patient complains of burning sensation, itching and watery discharge, sometimes photophobia is also seen.

Pathology: initially vasodilation of vessels takes place, leading to accumulation of inflammatory cells which release histamines, causing itchiness, ultimately a boggy swelling develops due to hyperplasia of conjunctiva or connective tissue.

Usually sodium chromoglycate and some vasoconstrictors provide immediate relief, but you should avoid steriods as they can precipitate glaucoma.

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