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Eye allergies

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Allergic conjunctivitis (hay fever) information | myVMC

Simple allergic conjunctivitis includes seasonal (triggered by allergens like pollen) and perennial (triggered by allergens like dust mites or animal hair).

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Allergic conjunctivitis (red eye, pink eye) information | myVMC

Allergic conjunctivitis causes uncomfortable, red eyes after exposure to bacteria, viruses or allergens. It causes inflammation of the eye's conjuctiva.

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Allergic conjunctivitis - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergic conjunctivitis usually causes mild to moderate symptoms, including redness, which respond to non medicated treatment. However, sometimes symptoms can be extremely severe and debilitating with swelling of the eyelids and conjunctivae and a sensation of grittiness and burning.

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Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) | myVMC

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is a type of allergic conjunctivitis that usually affects both eyes, causing discomfort, inflammation and red eyes.

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Type I hypersensitivity reaction information | myVMC

Hypersensitivity reaction type 1 is common and immediate, and includes the reactions seen in asthma, hay fever and allergic conjunctivitis.

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Giant papillary conjunctivitis (allergy; GPC) information | myVMC

Giant papillary conjunctivitis is a type of allergic conjunctivitis caused by mechanical irritation to the eye from a foreign body, often a contact lens.

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How Smoking Affects the Eyes | myVMC

How smoking affects eye health: There is an increased risk of a number of eye disorders, not only in those who smoke, but also in those who are frequently exposed to tobacco smoke. These eye disorders include allergic conjunctivitis, cataract, age related macular degeneration and thyroid eye disease.

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Conjunctivitis (red eye; pink eye) information | my VMC

Atopic keratoconjunctivitis is an allergy that causes redness and itching in both eyes (red or pink eyes) in people with atopic dermatitis (eczema).

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Conjunctivitis in babies, children & teens | Raising Children Network

Conjunctivitis is a type of eye infection. Its very common and very contagious. Your child needs to see a GP for the right conjunctivitis treatment.

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Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and sinusitis - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergic rhinitis, hay fever, sinusitis, pollen

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