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Ocular Allergies

Allergies are often due to a reaction to pollen or other air-borne allergen and irritants. Both seasonal and chronic allergies cause symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and runny nose. Many remedies to allergies involve the use of allergy medication, or anti-histamine. These medications have side effects that typically cause dry eye symptoms to begin or worsen.


Ocular allergies can either be asymptomatic, or include itching, watering, redness, and discomfort in mild forms. If ocular allergies are more severe, they can often cause inflammation and swelling of the conjunctiva.

ocular allergies, itching


The dry eye center is happy to provide testing for ocular allergies. Click on any of the pictures to learn more about the products your doctor might recommend for you.

Topical anti-histamines


mast cell stabilizers

patanol, ocular allegies, eyedrop, itchy eyes
pataday, allergy eye drop, itching
pazeo, ocular allergy, eye drop, itching
fml, fluorometholone, allergan, topical steroid
Alrex, baush & lomb, corticosteroid topical,

Cold Compress Mask

Topical corticosteroids

cold compress, eye mask, baush & lomb, compress
systane, rtificial tears, eyedrops, dry eye drop,
Refresh eye drops, artificial tears, dry eye drop

Artificial Lubricating Drops

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