Ocular Allergies

Ocular or Eye Allergies, like all allergies, occur when your immune system overreacts to something and makes antibodies that cause your eyes to release histamine and other substances.  This can make your eyes red, itchy, burning, and watery, and cause swollen eyelids.
These reactions can be triggered by seasonal allergens such as pollen from various plants and spores from molds.  Other allergens include dust mites, pet dander, air pollution and certain medicines.
The same treatments and self-help strategies that ease nasal allergy symptoms work for eye allergies, too.  Sterile saline rinses and eye lubricants can soothe irritated eyes and help flush out allergens.

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