Eye Health

Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis is a common eye condition that typically occurs as a natural reaction to allergy-related substances.

Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis can occur when a certain membrane inside the eyelids, called the conjunctiva, is exposed to allergy-causing substances like pollen and mold spores. Our body produces potent inflammatory chemicals known as histamine, to fight off various allergens when the conjunctiva is irritated. As a result of this reaction, it is quite common to experience allergic conjunctivitis symptoms such as eye inflammation, itchy and watery eyes, or red/pink eyes.

Common substances that cause allergic conjunctivitis symptoms include household dust, pollen from trees and grass, mold spores, pet dander and chemical scents such as household detergents or perfume.

Common allergic conjunctivitis symptoms include:

  • Redness in the eyes
  • Itchiness in the eyes
  • A gritty feeling in the eyes
  • A discharge in the eyes that forms a crust at night that may prevent your eyes from opening in the morning
  • Tearing

If you are experiencing symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis as described above, contact our clinic and book an appointment today.