Dry Eyes and Allergies
About 30 percent to 50 percent of U.S. residents have allergy symptoms. Nearly 75 percent of those allergy symptoms affect the eyes. In other parts of the world where the weather is dry and dusty and pollution is high, these statistics may even be higher. Allergies can trigger other problems.
Symptoms of Allergy Dry Eyes
Symptoms of dry eyes and allergy have many similarities. Patients with existing dry eye conditions can experience even more severe irritation during the spring and fall seasons, when pollen count is high. Some have symptoms of both allergies and dry eyes year-round.
Some of the common symptoms of seasonal allergies are:
- Red, swollen or itchy eyes – similar to dry eye symptoms
- Runny nose, sneezing, coughing
- Itchy nose, mouth or throat
- Headache from sinus congestion
- Fatigue from lack of sleep
The combination of allergies and dry eyes often presents as dry, itchy, red, and watery eyes.
Most allergens (agents that elicit allergy symptoms) are in the air, where they come in contact with your eyes and nose. Airborne allergens include pollen, mold, dust and pet dander (cat and dog dander, in particular). Some allergens like dust mites are embedded into carpets, drapery, and bedding. In that case, the allergens are triggering allergies and dry eyes all year round.
Conventional Treatments for Allergy Dry Eyes
- The most common treatment for allergy is anti-histamines, which offer quick relief. However anti-histamines cause dehydration and sleepiness, as well as sometimes dizziness, and they often are the cause for dry eyes.
- Decongestant eye drops are another common treatment, which constrict the blood vessels in your eye to take the red out. Long-term use can cause your eyes to become dependent on these eye drops, and when you stop, the blood vessels become even larger, making red eyes worse.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drops (e.g. Patanol) can sooth allergy eyes. Their effect is longer term than that of anti-histamines. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are effective in treating allergy eyes but not dry eyes.
- Prescription steroidal eye drops provide quick relief; however, long term use has been associated with side effects such as increased inner eye pressure leading to glaucoma and optic nerve damage. Steroids also have been known to cause cataracts. Prescription steroid eye drops are normally used for very severe cases and for periods shorter than one month.
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What You Need to Know
- Dry Eye Symptoms
- What Causes Dry Eyes?
- Who’s At Risk for Dry Eye Syndrome?
- Dry Eye Treatment
- Home Remedies for Dry Eyes
- Dry Eye Prognosis and Complications
- Dry Eye Diagnosis – Send Us Your Results
- How Common is Dry Eye Syndrome?