📩 15/03/2023 10:53
Eye allergies, which are among the seasonal diseases, started to show themselves again with the arrival of spring. Especially with the emergence of pollen, the most victims of eye allergies, which cause itching, watering and redness in the eyes, are children and adolescents.
Kaşkaloğlu Eye Hospital physicians, Op. Dr. Hanife Öztürk Kahraman said that the cause of allergic cases that started to appear in the eyes with the spring are dust particles, pollen and sun in the air in the spring and summer months.
Noting that all these factors cause eye allergy by stimulating the sensitive cells in the thin membrane that covers the white layer of the eye, Kahraman stated that the allergic condition manifests as watering, burning, redness and itching in the eye.
Kiss. Dr. Hanife Öztürk Kahraman pointed out that allergic symptoms are mostly seen in environments with flowers, grass and trees.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO PROTECT FROM ALLERGY WITH SIMPLE METHODS
Emphasizing that it is possible to protect from eye allergy with simple methods, Kahraman emphasized that those who have problems should stay away from dusty environments and wear hats and glasses when going out.
Underlining that allergy sufferers should not scratch or rub their eyes, Op. Dr. Hanife Öztürk Kahraman said, “As our hands are generally the dirtiest part of our body, they cause infection. Again, scratching makes allergy symptoms worse. In such cases, the most effective way is to apply a cold compress to the eye. In this way, we prevent the progression of the infection by reducing both itching and pressure in our eyes.
DROPS MUST BE TAKEN UNDER DOCTOR'S CONTROL
Stating that allergy treatment is usually done with drops, Kahraman pointed out that patients who will use drops should definitely take these drops under the control of a doctor.
Stating that cortisone-containing drops are used in advanced infections, Op. Dr. Hanife Öztürk Kahraman also warned that the drops may show side effects in users.
Stating that the tests carried out by the families to determine whether their child has eye allergy or not, did not give a definite result, Kahraman continued as follows: “Tests do not usually give us the right results. That's why we recommend that families observe their children themselves instead of having them tested. If there is an allergy, it will already show itself”