Allergic Conjunctivitis

Individuals who suffer from hayfever or seasonal allergies may also experience seasonal conjunctivitis. Individuals suffering from this usually experience symptoms in the spring. Symptoms include red itchy and watery eyes. One form of allergic conjunctivitis, perennial conjunctivitis, results in year-round symptoms. Causes include: animal dander, dust, and allergens that are continually in the individual's environment.

Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis is usually quite simple. The symptoms can often be controlled with over-the-counter medications available at most drug stores. These might include oral and topical medications. If the symptoms are severe, it may require stronger medications available by prescription from physicians.

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