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Do allergies cause eye strain?

Do allergies cause eye strain?

Generally not.: Muscles inside the eyes contract when near work (like reading) is being performed. Prolonged periods of such contraction can lead to eye strain and headaches; glasses can support the muscles so they don't have to work as hard. While allergies can affect the tear film and have an (usually temporary) impact on vision, they generally do not cause eye strain. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I have terrible eye strain ! but the doctor says there is no problem with my eyes. I have eye allergies. What is my problem ?

I have terrible eye strain ! but the doctor says there is no problem with my eyes. I have eye allergies. What is my problem ?

Allergy: Allergic conjunctivitis can cause surface irritation and mucus discharge leading to blurry vision and eyestrain. See an ophthalmologist for a full exam and explain your symptoms carefully. You likely need more aggressive allergy treatment. You may also need glasses. Even with generally good vision, uncorrected astigmatism can lead to symptoms of eye strain from chronic squinting. ...Read more

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What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

Dry eyes: Please consider seeing your eye doctor. It's unlikely that thyroid or head injury is causing random red eyes. A common cause is dry eyes, but it could also be other things. ...Read more

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Sudden eye irritation, itchy, blur, strained feeling, sneezing, sinus irritation, headache, runny and stuffed nose... my sister thinks it's allergy?

Sudden eye irritation, itchy, blur, strained feeling, sneezing, sinus irritation, headache, runny and stuffed nose... my sister thinks it's allergy?

Allergy or cold: could be either, or both, but colds are more of an acute nature, and can describe the symptoms mix that you have, at any rate, medical treatment is the same. Rest, fluids, pain killers, antihistamines, unless contraindicated, saline nasal washes, if no improvement see your doctor, if recurrent or prolonged, see an allergist/Immunologist, best wishes ...Read more

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What causes eyes to water constantly besides allergies?

Dry eyes: Either blocked tear ducts (draining into the nose- usually one side only) or dry eyes can induce tearing. It may seem ironic that when the eyes produces insufficient amount to tear, excessive tearing occurs (this is from over-compensation of tear production when the eyes get too irritated from the lack of an even supply of tear). Artificial eye drops may help. If not see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could eye allergy be the cause of eyesight weakness?

Could eye allergy be the cause of eyesight weakness?

Eye allergies: Will not lead to permanent damage to your eyesight. If your eyes are inflamed from allergies, you may experience irritation, itching, tearing, and blurred vision. There are several treatments to help eye allergies. ...Read more

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Is eye strain be caused by shortsightedness?

Is eye strain be caused by shortsightedness?

Usually not.: There are muscles inside the eyes that contract when near work (like reading) is being performed. Prolonged periods of such contraction can lead to eye strain and headaches; glasses can support those muscles so they don't have to work as hard. Shortsightedness, or myopia, is inablility to focus at distance. Generally things up close are in focus. ...Read more

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Can eye strain cause dizziness?

Can eye strain cause dizziness?

Possibly: Can definitely cause eye fatigue. May be secondary to your sinusitis history if it also involves your inner ears too. ...Read more

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Does eye strain cause temple pain?

Does eye strain cause temple pain?

Take your pick!: Brain tumor, sinusitis, multi-infarct dementia, transient ischemic attack, temporal arteritis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, lead poisoning, paresthesia, tmj, abcessed tooth or teeth, cracked tooth, eye strain, etc. In short, do not self diagnose, seek professional help as pain is usually a sign your body needs help. Most importantly, make sure the final diagnosis makes sense to you! ...Read more

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