Allergic Conjunctivitis – The Common Red Eye Problem

An eye of a feamle with conjunctivitis

It is an allergic reaction on the surface of the eyes. It is a prevalent condition that occurs when any allergy-causing substances come into contact with your eyes.

The allergic reaction sets in following contact of allergen with the ocular surface.

How to recognize allergic red eye?

  • Usually, both the eyes are affected
  • The eyes are itchy, and the white of the eye looks red or pink
  • The feeling of burning sensation
  • The tendency to rub the eyes frequently
  • Watering of eyes
  • Swelling of eyelids


  • The best treatment for allergic conjunctivitis is to avoid contact with the allergy-causing substance
  • If you use contact lens, do not wear lenses until the symptoms have gone
  • Do not rub your eyes as it increases the inflammation
  • Antihistaminic eye drops and mast cell stabilizer eye drops to keep symptoms at bay