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Allergic Conjunctivitis Diagnosis & Treatment in McDonough, GAallergic conjuctivitis

Spring is coming, and that means allergies are going to be affecting people all across the country. At Fallas Family Vision, allergy season is one of our busiest times of the year because of the increase in patients with allergic conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, can cause painful itching and watering, along with red and swollen eyes, and sometimes even dry eyes. Dr. Fallas treats patients looking for eye allergy treatment in McDonough and can diagnose and treat your painful eye symptoms.

Optometrist in McDonough, GA Talks Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye, and it can be caused by a number of factors. Allergic conjunctivitis is the milder form that isn't contagious, but is your eyes' reaction to a substance in the air. Your eyeball is covered with a membrane called a conjunctiva, which can be irritated by allergens. When your body reacts to these substances, your eyes become red, watery and itchy. Some of the most common causes are:

  • Mold spores
  • Household dust
  • Tree and grass pollen
  • Animal dander
  • Chemical scents from perfumes or cleaning products

Our optometrist in McDonough GA can perform a number of allergy tests to determine the substance that's causing your eye problems and to find the correct treatment.

Allergic Conjunctivitis Treatments in McDonough

Once our optometrist has determined the cause of your condition, he can prescribe the right allergic conjunctivitis treatments in McDonough. He'll begin by advising you about lifestyle changes you can make at home to improve your health, such as installing an indoor air purifier, closing windows when the pollen count is high and keeping your home dust-free. In more severe cases Dr. Fallas can prescribe antihistamines or a variety of medicinal eye drops to reduce the inflammation or shrink congested blood vessels.

Once your symptoms have subsided, the best defense is to avoid the known allergens as much as possible. If a new flare-up occurs, begin home treatment as early as possible to avoid it turning into a full-blown attack.

If you're suffering from red, itchy or watery eyes that are affecting your quality of life, call our office and make an appointment to talk about pink eye treatment in McDonough. Contact us at 770-954-9898, and we'll make an appointment to see the doctor as soon as possible.

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