|Author: Dr Sachine (Eye Retina Surgeon) 15 May 2010 Member Level: Gold Points : 12 (Rs 10) Voting Score: 0|
This is not eye infection. This is allergy. This is called " Allergic conjunctivitis". Pollen allergy is severe & increases in particular season ( so called " spring catarrh). Allergy problems tend to last for longer duration than infection (during attack also & overall duration). Chances of recurrence are more in allergy problems. So in allergy problems, patient has to be really "patient". Avoid rubbing your eyes.
How old is your friend? Generally after age of 20 years, allergy severity may reduce. Children of age less than 15 years get severe allergy. They get a lot of itching, watering, redness of eyes. Ask him to reduce exposure to pollution.
. Use dark goggles while in traffic, dust. Try to avoid dusty areas, smoke.
. wash eyes daily 4-5 times with cold water
. I don't know about Homeopathy Rx but Allopathy has Rx.
. If eye is very red, use steroid eye drop for initial few days to control severe attack & then taper slowly. Use steroid eye drop after consulting Ophthalmologist only. Steroids like dexamethasone, prednisolone, betamethasone will help. These have dramatic effect in initial few days & red eye will appear white. Itching will reduce. generally a steroid- antibiotic eye drop is used to avoid secondary bacterial eye infection. Low strength steroid like loteprednol, fluorometholone are better considering its less side effects ( less rise in intraocular pressure-IOP).
. Use anti-allergy drops like- Ketlur, megabrom, flur, FBN, etc. It has to be continued for longer duration. Anti-allergy drops reduce frequency of recurrence.
. Allercrom, Allercrom forte, ketotifen drops prevent release of mediators of allergy. It has to be continued for longer duration.
. Use of lubricant drops gives a lot of comfort. A few drops are- Teardrops, lubrex, glytears, aquatears, refresh tears etc.
. Along with this, oral antihistaminics like cetirizine, loratidine help in relieving symptoms.
. very severe cases need subtarsal injection of steroid
. Whether he is using contact lens? Giant Papillary conjunctivitis is common in soft CL users.
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