- Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Behcet Disease
- Blepharoshalasis Dermatochalases
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Ectropion (Eversion of the Eyelids)
- Entropion (Inversion of the Eyelids)
- Epiretinal Membrane
- The Anatomy Of The Eye
- Intraocular Bleddings
- Eyelid Inflammations
- Injuries In The Eye
- Lachrymal Duct Obstruction
- Herpetic Ceratitis
- Macular Hole
- Macular Edema
- Microbial Keratitis
- Microbial Conjunctivitis
- Optic Neuritis and Multiple Sclerosis
- Ptosis (Looseness Of The Eyelid)
- Color Blindness
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinal Embolism
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Yellow Spot Disease (ARMD)
- Thyroid Orbitopathy
- Keratopathy Caused By Bells Palsy
DEFINITION: It is the allergic inflammation of the membrane covering the surface of the eye and the interior part of the eyelids (conjunctiva).
SYMPTOMS AND FINDINGS: It causes itching, redness, irritation, and watering in the eye.
Fifure 1. Anterior segment appearance of a patient diagnosed with allergic conjunctivitis (left), with formation of giant papillae (right).
CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS: It may develop due to allergic reactions caused by grass or tree pollen seasonally or house dust in each period. It is not contagious.
AUXILIARY INVESTIGATIONS AND DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis can be made easily in biomicroscopic examination according to the nature of secretion and conjunctival involvement.
TREATMENT: In general, topical (drops) anti-allergic (antihistamines, mast cell stabilizers, steroids, etc.) treatments are sufficient; in some severe cases, however, topical treatments can be supplemented by systemic treatments.