June 1, 2016
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Eye Allergy (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of eye allergies?

The prognosis is favorable for most patients with eye allergies. Typically symptoms clear up quickly with OTC/home treatment or when the offending allergen is not present any more. Unfortunately the symptoms may reoccur depending on the cause of the eye allergy. Complications are very rare, but medical attentions should be sought immediately for any pain or vision loss that occurs or for symptoms that do not resolve within 12 hours.

Can eye allergies be prevented?

Avoid the triggers

Avoidance is the cornerstone of allergy treatment. It is particularly important to avoid both airborne and contact allergens. Remember, rubbing your eyes is a physical trigger and therefore must be avoided.

Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology


"Eye Allergy." American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

"Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis." Medscape. 29 May 2013.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/9/2016

Source: MedicineNet.com

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