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Allergic Conjunctivitis


Quality of life can be dramatically altered even in benign cases of allergic conjunctivitis.

Follow the following recommendations:

  • If a specific allergy is identified and the source may be avoided, try to do so
  • Use saline serum or artificial tears to lubricate the eye and help remove particles and allergens
  • Protect your eyes with eyeglasses and sunglasses
  • Keep your eye drops in the fridge; if they are cool, they alleviate symptoms quicker!
  • Avoid scratching your eyes, especially before applying your drops because they will initially irritate your eyes further.

To conclude let’s retain that most allergic conjunctivitis are benign and can easily be cured by the general practitioner. The recourse to the allergist appears to be necessary in dealing with persistent and recurrent forms.