Allergic conjunctivitis can have a wide range of responses from very mild to extremely disabling.  The ocular tissue can be affected in a variety of ways and the allergic response can involve not only the eye but the eyelids as well.

Allergic conjunctivitis is typically diagnosed from the patient history and clinical examination.  There are a variety of treatments for this condition, which can include topical eyedrops of different types and systemic medications.

We advise patients to have their eyes evaluated if they are suffering from allergies as there are several different types of allergic conjunctivitis.  Treatment will vary for these conditions.  The prognosis for allergic conjunctivitis is very favorable however the treatment may be long standing or may need to be repeated in the case of seasonal allergies.