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Ocular Allergy

Allergic eye diseases cause itchy eyes and may also lead to brown discoloration of the eyes. It usually starts in early childhood and continues into the late teens and early twenties. Sometimes it may persist into adulthood as well. It often fluctuates with the seasons, becoming worse in spring and summer. It is very important to treat eye allergies in order to prevent eye rubbing. The continuous micro-trauma to the eyes caused by eye rubbing leads to progressive thinning and weakening of the cornea. This can result in an eye condition called keratoconus. The mainstay of treatment for ocular allergies is anti-allergy eye drops. Author: Dr. Thariq Bagus The medical content provided is not intended to replace a consultation with a qualified health care provider.

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