allergic conjunctivitis


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al·ler·gic con·junc·ti·vi·tis

an immunologic reaction of the conjunctivae mediated by immunoglobulin E that is associated with itching, redness, and tearing; it is typically seasonal, is brought about by allergy (rather than infection), may be associated with other stigmata of allergic reactions, and may affect up to 10% of the population.

allergic conjunctivitis

an inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by an allergy. Common allergens that cause this condition are pollen, grass, topical medications, air pollutants, occupational irritants, and smoke. This condition is bilateral, usually starts before puberty, and commonly recurs in a seasonal pattern. Also called redeye. See also conjunctivitis.
observations Common signs include itching, burning, and swelling around the eyes and excessive tearing. Eosinophils predominate in stained blood smears. The diagnosis is usually based on the results of cultures and sensitivity tests to identify the causative allergen.
interventions Oral antihistamines and vasoconstrictor and corticosteroid eyedrops, such as predniSONE are typically prescribed.
nursing considerations Cold compresses may be administered.

allergic conjunctivitis

Allergy-induced conjunctival inflammation, which may accompany hay fever.
 
Clinical findings
Itchy, red, tearing eyes.
 
Management
Topical cromolyn, vasoconstrictors, cold compresses, oral antihistamines, air-conditioning.

allergic conjunctivitis

Ophthalmology Allergy-induced conjunctival inflammation which may accompany hay fever Clinical Itchy, red, tearing eyes Management Topical cromolyn, vasoconstrictors, cold compresses, oral antihistamines, air-conditioning. See Hay fever.

al·ler·gic con·junc·ti·vi·tis

(ă-lĕr'jik kŏn-jŭngk'ti-vī'tis)
Acute conjunctivitis characterized by itching and watery discharge; typically with bilateral involvement.

al·ler·gic con·junc·ti·vi·tis

(ă-lĕr'jik kŏn-jŭngk'ti-vī'tis)
Immunologic conjunctival reaction mediated by immunoglobulin E; associated with itching, redness, and tearing.
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