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Q: What are the common symptoms of allergies?
Red, itchy, swollen and itchy eyes.
Q: How do allergies directly affect the eyes?
Causes irritation and discomfort throughout the day
Q: What is meant by the term allergic conjunctivitis? Is that the same as “pink eye”?
Conjunctivitis is when an inciting agent (like pollen) gets into eyes. Pink eye is a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Not same as conjunctivitis.
Q: What is the difference between seasonal and perennial allergies? How would I
know the difference?
Seasonal allergies lasts 1-5 months; perennial is year round. Both have same symptoms.
Q: Can allergies do permanent damage to my eyes?
No permanent damage unless constantly rubbing or touching eyes.
Q: What are the treatment options available for this condition?
Treatment: Cool compresses, allergy eye drops, OTC allergy meds,