Is it conjunctivitis or an eye allergy?

Is it conjunctivitis or an eye allergy?

The chances are that if both your eyes are affected – it is an eye allergy. Unlike pink eye, eye allergies are not infectious and they will not harm your eyes. The term for an eye allergy is allergic conjunctivitis and the conjunctiva of the eye becomes inflamed.37 

Allergens that affect the eye are typically the air borne allergens like pollen and mould spores, animal dander and the house dust mite.37The most common symptom occurs when the small blood vessels widen and the eyes become pink or red. Some people experience pain in one or both eyes. Other symptoms include swollen eyelids, a burning sensation, and sore or tender eyes.37Treatment includes avoiding the allergen and applying antihistamine eye drops or taking antihistamine pills or capsules.37 

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