Other Eye Conditions

Allergy-Induced Itchy Eyes, Inflammation or Infection

Other Eye Conditions

Because we rely so heavily on our eyesight, any irritation or infection of the eye can have an impact on our ability to function. From allergy-induced itchy eyes, inflammation or infection, Allergan products treat a multitude of eye conditions that can detract from everyday life if left untreated.

Conjunctivitis

The term conjunctivitis, otherwise known as "pink eye", refers to irritation or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the delicate lining that covers both the inside of the eyelid and part of the outer surface of the eyeball.

There are many forms of conjunctivitis. Symptoms can range from itchy, burning, or teary eyes (allergic conjunctivitis) to the more severe cases that are commonly known as "pink eye" (bacterial conjunctivitis) and viral conjunctivitis. Left untreated, they can lead to damage to the eye.

Bacterial conjunctivitis is characterised by a thick, white, or creamy discharge from the eye. There is redness and often a "gritty" feeling. It usually affects only one eye but may spread easily to the other eye. A culture taken can easily identify the type of bacteria that caused the eye infection.

Each type of conjunctivitis requires different treatment and, except for allergic conjunctivitis, is highly contagious. Because of the similarity of the symptoms, your health care professional is the best person to distinguish between the various types and determine the appropriate therapy.

Ocular Allergies

Ocular allergies, also referred to as allergic conjunctivitis, are caused by external irritants called allergens. Symptoms may include red, itchy, watery eyes, and/or swollen eyelids often accompanied by sneezing and a runny nose. Allergies can occur year-round (perennial allergies) or seasonally. Some common allergens that cause eye allergies include pollen, grass, animal hair and dust. ALBALON® eye drops and ALBALON® A eye drops can be used to relieve the eye symptoms. However if you suffer from eye allergies, talk to your eye care professional about treatment options.