Allergic Conjunctivitis

(Atopic conjunctivitis; atopic keratoconjunctivitis; hay fever conjunctivitis, seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, vernal keratoconjunctivitis)

Allergic conjunctivitis is an acute, intermittent or chronic conjunctival inflammation, which is usually caused by allergens from the air. Symptoms include itching, epiphora, secretion and conjunctival hyperemia. The diagnosis is made clinically. Treatment consists of local antihistamines and mast cell stabilizers.

Allergic conjunctivitis is an acute, intermittent or chronic conjunctival inflammation, which is usually caused by allergens from the air. Symptoms include itching, epiphora, secretion and conjunctival hyperemia. The diagnosis is made clinically. Treatment consists of local antihistamines and mast cell stabilizers. The etiology of allergic conjunctivitis is caused by a type I hypersensitivity reaction to a specific antigen. Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (hay fever conjunctivitis) is caused by mold or pollen from trees, grasses or weeds from the air. She has during the spring, in late summer or early autumn its peak and disappears during the winter months-according to the life cycle of the triggering plant. Atopic conjunctivitis (atopic keratoconjunctivitis) is caused by dust mites, animal dander, and other non-seasonal allergens. These allergens tend to cause symptoms throughout the year, especially the home. The vernal keratoconjunctivitis is a severe form of conjunctivitis and probably allergic origin. male children and adolescents aged 5 to 20 years, which also have eczema, asthma or seasonal allergies are most commonly affected. The (kerato) vernal every spring typically occurs again and goes in the autumn and winter back. In many children, the disease grows out until early adulthood. Symptoms and complaints General Patients report bilateral mild to intense itching eyes, conjunctival hyperemia, photosensitivity (in severe cases photophobia), eyelid edema and aqueous or stringy discharge. A Begleitrhinitis is frequent. Many patients have other atopic diseases, such as eczema, allergic rhinitis or asthma. Allergic conjunctivitis DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/m1550486-allergic-conjunctivitis-science-photo-library-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw= 350 ‘, imageUrl’ /-/media/manual/professional/images/m1550486-allergic-conjunctivitis-science-photo-library-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0 ‘, title: “allergic conjunctivitis’ description’ u003Ca id = “v37894194 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eDiese figure shows a periorbital edema and bilateral conjunctival erythema at a patient with allergic conjunctivitis. Itching and clear discharge may also be present u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’. DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY’

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