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Allergy

Allergy

An allergy is a response of the body against an allergen.

It is an exaggerated reaction of the immune system against a substance that is not naturally present in the body. The eye as a whole – lids, conjunctiva and cornea can be impact - in direct contact with the environment is more frequently affected by allergic reactions.These ocular allergies occurred frequently - approximately 40 to 60% of allergic people have ocular symptoms - and it’s a burden.

Find out what forms those allergies take, what are the causes and how to treat them!

What are the main forms of ocular allergies ?
Definition

The most common ocular allergy in adults as well as in children is the allergic conjunctivitis. It manifests itself as a hypersensitivity reaction against environmental allergen. For a better understanding of the infection, you have to be aware that it concerns conjunctiva, which is the membrane surrounding the white of the eye.
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What are the symptoms of these ocular allergic reactions ?
Symptoms

The signs of seasonal allergic conjuntivitis are:
 
  • Itching
  • Foreign body sensation (like sand in the eye, swollen eyelids).
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What are the allergic triggers ?
Causes

The different allergic triggers are:
 
  • Pollen. It is the most frequently accused of Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.It is estimated that between 10 and 40% of the world’s population contract pollen allergy during spring-time, and the number is rising steadily for thirty years.
  • Allergens, called “indoor allergens”, like mites, dust, skin flakes and milde are responsible for the most chronical form of ocular allergic reactions.
  • Air pollutants, such as ozone or chemically laden smoke, are also being held responsible for promoting allergic reaction, accentuating the irritation of the mucous membranes of the eye.
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How to relieve myself in case of ocular allergic reaction ?
Treat

In case of ocular allergic reaction it is preferable to:
 
  • To be assisted by your general practitioner or an ophthalmologist, so he can prescribe the adequate treatment.
  • To identify the cause of the allergic reaction in order to limit contact with the causal agent.
  • Start with eye washing with compress, moistened with warm water or our BLEPHAGEL® cleansing gel (cosmetic product). You can also use BLEPHACLEAN® ophthalmic wipes adapted to eyelids cleaning (medical advice).
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