Allergic conjunctivitis: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs

Symptoms may be seasonal and can include:

* Red eyes
* Dilated vessels in the clear tissue covering white of the eye
* Intense itching or burning eyes
* Puffy eyelids, especially in the morning
* Tearing (watery eyes)
* Stringy eye discharge

http://www.health32.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/eye.jpg

Diagnosis & Tests

Your doctor may look for the following:

* Certain white blood cells, called eosinophils, in scrapings, secretions, or discharge
* Small, raised bumps on the inside of the eyelids (papillary conjunctivitis)
* Positive skin test for suspected allergens (See: Allergy testing)

Allergic conjunctivitis: Overview & Causes

Allergic conjunctivitis: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Allergic conjunctivitis: Treatment


Review Date : 8/22/2008
Reviewed By : Paul B. Griggs, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only — they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- 2010 A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
adam.com

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

Tags: , , , .

Leave a comment