Itchy eyes(ocular Pruritus) are often a symptom of allergies, or allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis is more common in adults than in children, but it can develop at any age. It depending on the severity, you may develop additional symptoms such as a swollen eyelid or blurred vision.
An itchy eye is a very common eye problem. The problem increases in a high-polluted environment or during allergy season.
Itchy eyes – The problem often is accompanied by itchy eyelids, especially at the base of the eyelashes and red eyes or swollen eyelids. Itchy eyes can also be caused by diseases such as dry eye and blepharitis.
Allergic reactions occur when the surface of your eye is exposed to allergens. The reaction triggers the release of histamines, causing itchy, red, watery eyes. Rubbing your itchy eyes is highly discouraged.
To diagnose specific allergies, one or more of the following tests may be preformed:
Typically, common eye disorders can be broken down into major eye symptoms.
Several different types of medications may help relieve ocular itching. In some cases, itchy eyes can be cured with artificial tears or allergy drops. Applying a clean, cold, damp washcloth over your closed eyes also may help alleviate the severity of itchy eyes.