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can allergies affect only one eye

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Prob not: Swelling from allergies that makes only one eye appear smaller is less likely than common causes such as irritation from foreign body or dryness. Ther ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unusual: Allergic conjunctivitis typically will effect both eyes because the allergens that trigger this response are airborne.
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: It depends on your eye symptoms. Allergic conjunctivitis occurs in both eyes. Allergic contact dermatitis can occur in one eye but it is at the eyelid ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Although not very common to have one eye involved. Are you sure it is allergies ?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Both: Allergic conjunctivitis is typically the result of airborne allergen impacting the eye and causing symptoms. B/c the allergen is airborne it will "hit ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: You cannot transmit an allergy (unless you have gone transfusion -even then it is transient). The development of allergy is considered to be one whe ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Both work: These are both ocular antihistamines and work well to treat the symptoms of allergy eyes. There is very little data to suggest that any one ocular ant ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Plant ,allergies: Yes,and especially flowering plants, can be responsible for allergies
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably floaters: Doctors refer to floaters in different ways, and this is most likely a reference to floaters. A floater is basically debris caught up in the vitreous ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There are several antihistamine containing eye-drops both prescription or over the counter. Ask your pharmacist to point them out to you. I use them ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You need : An Ophthalmologist evaluation, not an Optometrist, ask your primary doctor to refer you, good luck

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