Ocular Allergies in Children
Ocular allergies, or eye allergies, are described as inflammation or irritation of the conjunctiva, which is the delicate membrane that covers the eye and inner eyelid.
Ocular allergies begin in the immune system when an invading substance is detected. The substance may be relatively harmless, but the body reacts to it by producing antibodies that cause an allergic reaction.
Early identification of a child’s vision problem is critical.
Seasonal allergies are the most common cause of ocular allergies, although indoor stimuli such as dust, mold and pet dander, can also aggravate the immune system.
Ocular allergies, while accompanied by irritating symptoms of red, itchy, or watery eyes.
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