Eye Allergy Treatment Options

By: | Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 | Blog

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013


Having an awareness of the symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis is one thing, but knowing how to deal with it is another. It is important, in this situation, to follow doctors’ recommendations strictly to avoid any unwanted complications. Keep in mind that when it comes to the eyes, it is always better to be safe than sorry. So if you are one of the many patients who are seasonal candidates for an allergic reaction, you may find a useful tip or two in here, as long as you remember to always seek medical attention when the symptoms begin to appear.

  1. A cold compress or eyewash solutions containing tear substitutes applied onto the affected area can soothe irritated eyes
  2. Over the counter or prescription oral antihistamines are known to relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis
  3. Over the counter medicated eye drops are helpful because of their decongesting and anti-allergy properties that help alleviate the more severe symptoms of the condition
  4. Prescription anti-histamine eye drops are a more potent version of the OTC ones and are only used when needed to provide relief from seasonal allergic conjunctivitis
  5. Mast cell stabilizer eye drops are able to manage the allergic symptoms before they even begin, and are used as preventive therapy used to prevent the onset of the condition before the patient is even exposed to the allergens, as such, they need to be used more often, in anticipation of the allergy
  6. Combination eye drops are now available that are able to block the effect of the allergen while at the same time preventing the mast cells from releasing the allergy inducing chemicals in the body
  7. Corticosteroid eye drops are also available, but must be used with caution. Because of their general potency, they are only advised for use in severe cases of allergies.

To receive more information about seasonal allergic conjunctivitis treatments, please call 602-258-4321 to schedule a personal consultation with one of the experts at the Cornea Consultants of Arizona.

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