Dry Eye, Red Eye and Allergies

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is an allergic reaction on the surface of the eyes. It is a very common condition that occurs when your eyes come in contact with allergy-causing substances (allergens). Pollen, cat dander, and smoke are examples of allergens. Continue reading


Blepharitis is inflammation of the edges of the eyelids. They look crusty, flaky, and often red. This condition is very common. Another name for it is granulated eyelids. It does not usually affect your eyesight. Continue reading


A chalazion is a small lump in the eyelid. It is similar to a stye, which is an infection of the edge of the eyelid caused by bacteria. However, a chalazion is away from the edge and is usually not caused by bacteria. Continue reading

Corneal Abrasion

A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the outer layer of the cornea. The cornea is the clear outer layer on the front of the eye. Corneal abrasions can be very painful. Continue reading

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which your eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears do not have the normal chemical makeup. Another name for dry eye syndrome is keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Continue reading

Excessive Tearing

Excessive tearing is a condition in which tears spill out of your eyes even though you are not crying. Excessive tearing is also called watering eye or epiphora. Continue reading

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is eye irritation that can develop when you wear contact lenses. Continue reading

Viral or Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white of the eye. Conjunctivitis is sometimes called pink eye Continue reading

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