Allergic conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the tissue covering the white part of the eye resulting from an allergic response. Symptoms of itching, tearing, and swelling may range from slight to severe depending on the degree of allergic response. Symptoms are generally more prevalent in the spring and fall but can be year round in more temperate climates.
Depending on the severity of this condition treatment may include anti-inflammatory, antihistamine and decongestant drops. The most effective treatment is a drop called a mast cell stabilizer which actually stops the onset of the allergy reaction from occurring. In most cases, over the counter medications should not be used as they can actually make the allergy condition worse.