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Itchy Eyes

Itchy eyes are most commonly caused by allergies - either seasonally or all through the year.  It is also possible to get itchy eyes with a viral infection.

Treatment for allergic conjunctivitis can take on a number of forms:

  • If possible, try to identify the allergen, and minimise contact with it.
  • Cold compresses can help with symptomatic relief.
  • Anti-histamine eye-drops are useful for occasional allergic eye.
  • Combination anti-histamine/ mast cell stabilisers work best in situations where an allergic season is well defined.
  • More severe cases may require corticosteroid eyedrops to bring the inflammation under control.