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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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