Dr Michael Lange on Ocular Allergies.
Ocular allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis can occur when your immune system overreacts to outdoor allergens, such as pollen from trees ,weeds , grass and other plant materials. Dust, dander, hair and many other things can cause ocular allergies . An allergic reaction can occur when any allergen comes into contact with the conjunctiva and causes mast cells to release histamine and other chemicals that cause the eye to become itchy, red and inflamed. Dr Michael Lange of the Lange Eye Institute in The Village Florida says Allergic conjunctivitis is one of the most common forms of red eye he sees at the Lange Eye Institute during the year.
Seasonal allergies and allergic conjunctivitis are less common during the winter, but it’s possible to experience them year-round, as different plants emit their pollens at different times of the year.
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