Ocular Allergies is the abnormal response of sensitive eyes to contact with allergens and other irritating substances.
Over-the-counter antihistamine pills and eye drops are often used for short-term treatment of eye allergy symptoms. However, prolonged use of some eye drops may actually make your symptoms worse.
Your doctor may prescribe stronger medications if your symptoms are long-lasting.
Corticosteroid eye drops are effective, but they often have side effects, even when used only for a short time. Use of this medication should be managed by a doctor due to the risk of side effects, such as glaucoma (increased ocular pressure), cataracts and infection.