Seasonal allergies most commonly affect the eyes

Saying that seasonal allergies cause discomfort in different parts of the body with the warming weather, Ophthalmology Specialist Op. Dr Cem Alay said: “Our eyes are one of the organs most affected by allergens. In spring, the daily lives of people who are sensitive to allergens such as pollen and grass are negatively affected. Kiss. ​​Dr. The regiment gave information about diseases such as conjunctivitis that can occur during these periods, and gave advice on how to take precautions against these diseases.


Stating that it would be beneficial to use UV-protected sunglasses to protect against diseases such as conjunctivitis that can occur due to ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun, Op. Dr. Alay: “In addition, the use of contact lenses also increases the risk of allergic reactions. In addition to the pollen and dust flying around in spring and summer, entering the sea and swimming pools with contact lenses can also cause an allergic reaction in the eyes. Pollen and germs that stick to lenses can cause many serious problems, from allergies to inflammation. Particularly in the summer months it may be necessary to be more careful with the use of lenses, to switch from monthly lenses to daily lenses and if the discomfort persists it may be necessary to interrupt the use of contact lenses during the summer period.


Emphasizing that allergies, infections and environmental factors are the main factors in the onset of allergic conjunctivitis, the incidence of which increases significantly with the warming of the air, Op. Dr Alay said: “Allergic conjunctivitis manifests with signs of excessive tearing of the eyes, pain, itching, burrs and crusting of the eyelashes in the morning. For these reasons, frequent itching of the eyes can pave the way for the formation of diseases such as keratoconus in the future. People with symptoms should have a detailed eye exam and treatment should be started quickly. With allergic conjunctivitis, timely diagnosis and treatment can prevent serious consequences in the future. In the treatment phase of allergic conjunctivitis, prescription eye drops are recommended to minimize the patient’s complaints. It is also important to minimize contact by detecting the substances that cause an allergic reaction.


Kiss. Dr. Alay concluded his speech by listing his recommendations against allergic conjunctivitis as follows:

“Use a filtered air conditioner,

Do not rub your eyes and avoid contact with hands.

Use duvet covers made of dust-repellent fabrics on the beds,

Use a wet cloth to dust at home,

Vacuum the house once a day,

Wash your hands and face regularly with plenty of water,

Always use sunglasses outdoors to protect your eyes from external factors,

Use goggles while swimming.”

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