Allergic conjunctivitis is a group of various conditions caused by the eye’s response to the allergens around us. Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis is the most common of all. It is caused by allergens found in open air (such as pollen) which are present at certain times of year. Another type is known as perennial allergic conjunctivitis, which is chronic and linked to indoor antigens such as dust mites or pet hair. The difference between them is how regularly symptoms appear.
Allergic conjunctivitis generally affects both eyes and produces symptoms such as itchiness, foreign body sensation, conjunctival hyperemia, oedema, watery eyes and photophobia.
Sometimes, allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes occur at the same time given that many of the pharmaceutical products used for allergies, such as antihistamines, cause dryness.
The first steps to treat these conditions are: avoiding allergens, minimizing the symptoms and preventing future complications. Therefore, the first option to consider is applying a non-pharmacological treatment such as eye baths and artificial tears to dilute and wash away allergens, helping to ease any discomfort.
The benefits of using artificial tears to combat allergic conjunctivitis are twofold: as well as removing allergens from the conjunctival sac, they provide instant relief for sore eyes.
Acuaiss Dual Drops
Acuaiss Dual Drops with double moisturization is perfect for keeping the surface of the eye hydrated and restoring the tear balance. It contains 0.13 % hyaluronic acid and 0.10 % hydroxyethyl cellulose, two wetting agents that work together in a highly beneficial synergy by boosting each other’s properties. Furthermore, their molecules bind together to form a dual polymer that works as a protective shield, moisturizing and regenerating the cornea.
Acuaiss Dual Gel
For eyes that feel more intensely sore and dry, it is also recommendable to use Acuaiss Dual Gel to complement the treatment at night. Contains 0.30 % hyaluronic acid and 0.10 % hydroxyethyl cellulose, providing intense long-lasting hydration without causing blurred vision.
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