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Allergic conjunctivitis is provoked by allergen, intern allergen (mites, mildew we face every day at home or workplace) and environmental allergens (pollen, polluting substance, seeds, transported by wind).
Contact lenses cleaner can be an aggravating factor sometimes. Lenses wearers presenting allergic background might risk degradation of the ocular surface and can contract bigger symptoms than other patients.
The proper symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis are: reddening and watery eyes, itching, sensitivity to light with a “sand-in-eyes” sensation. This conjunctivitis affects both eyes. In most cases, allergic conjunctivitis is associated with allergic rhinitis with a risk of seasonal recurrences.
When it’s possible, avoiding allergens helps to treat the issue.