Deposits in your eye

A concretion is a small, hard, yellow or white deposit which can form in the conjunctiva that lines the inside of your eyelids.  They can occur as a result of long-term inflammation, chronic irritation/allergies, and the normal aging process.   The cells in your conjunctiva begin to degenerate. As this happens, other materials fill theContinue reading “Deposits in your eye”

When chemicals touch your eye…

Toxic keratoconjunctivitis (inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva) can occur when your eye is exposed to a foreign substance or chemical.  The response is typically an immune reaction associated with Type IV hypersensitivity.   Symptoms include pain, itching, swelling and irritation, with follicles presenting in the palpebral conjunctiva.   Copious irrigation and flushing of the eye isContinue reading “When chemicals touch your eye…”

Crusties in the morning

When you have ocular allergies, symptoms can include: itching, tearing, discharge, burning, photophobia, red eye, and decreased vision.   Often, contact lens wear can worsen the condition, so a change in contact lens material or to daily disposables, is recommended.   Cold compresses, artificial tears, and steroid eye drops are also recommended.

When Allergies Cause Pink Eye

Viruses, bacteria, irritating substances (shampoo, dirt, smoke, pool chlorine), sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or allergens (substances that cause allergies) can all cause PINK EYE.  If it’s caused by allergies, then it’s not contagious.  It is important to find out whether your pink eye is caused by allergies or infection, because each condition has different treatments.Continue reading “When Allergies Cause Pink Eye”