What is allergic conjunctivitis?
Allergic conjunctivitis is caused by an allergic reaction that occurs when the eye comes into contact with certain substances that cause your immune system to overreact. This leads to inflammation of the eye and results in conjunctivitis. Some of the common things that may trigger allergic conjunctivitis include pollen, dust mites and animal fur.
Author: Joanne Van der Velden
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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