Eye Allergies

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In the U.S. as many as 50 million people are affected by allergies, and itchy, swollen, and irritated eyes are a common complaint among allergy sufferers. Our eyes are constantly being bombarded by airborne allergens, from dust and animal dander to mold and pollen.

Allergic Conjunctivitis is when an allergic reaction affects the conjunctiva, the clear layer of skin that covers the eye. Symptoms often develop rapidly after exposure to an allergen and can include itching, watering, redness, burning, eyelid swelling or mucus discharge.

Contact Dermatitis is an allergic reaction of the eyes and eyelids from direct contact with an allergen. Fragrances and dyes in detergents, preservatives in eye drops, make-up and moisturizers are the most common culprits.

If you are affected by eye allergies and live in the Staten Island or East Brunswick area, the doctors at Kung Eye Center can help tailor the best treatment for you to stop the irritation and help you get back to living your life.