Allergy Eye Causes
Eye allergies often affect the conjunctiva, a thin transparent membrane overlying the eyes. This is the same type of membrane that lines the inside surface of the nose.
With seasonal allergies, your symptoms are generally limited to a particular period of time or season (i.e., spring, summer, fall). You may be bothered in the spring by tree pollen, in the summer by grass pollen, or in the fall by weed pollen. Generally, your symptoms resolve during other times of the year, especially in the winter.
The most frequent airborne allergens include:
- Pet dander
There are also other eye irritants, such as:
- Cigarette smoke
- Diesel exhaust