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What Do Itchy Eyes Feel Like
I've been experiencing itchy eyes. When I take my contacts out my eyes feel like somethings scrapping against them when I blink, only lasts about an hr?
Couple possibilities: You should see ophthalmologist. Itching eyes is usually allergic. your could try an over-the-counter allergy drop like pataday. With contact lenses, though, there are a lot of other possibilities like giant papillary conjunctivitis, limbal stem cell failure, corneal hypoxia, and poor fitting lenses causing small scratches. Have it checked out. ...Read more
Many causes: Depending on the underlying cause, most cases of itchy eyes can be successfully treated. Most common causes are allergies, dry eye, and blepharitis. See an eye md to help determine the underlying cause, and seek treatment advice. Often a drop such as an artificial tear, otc or rx drop for allergies, sometimes a short course of a mild topical steroid, is prescribed. Cool compresses can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: Assuming you mean itchy eyelids you may be allergic to something you can stop using on your skin there. If you are reacting to pollen you may benefit from an antihistamine such as claratin (loratadine). Most often it is eczema. Your dr. Can prescribe Elidel (pimecrolimus) or Protopic to apply as needed. Cortisone products are effective but may have risks with long term use on eyelids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Itching can be from allergies and from eyelid inflammation called blepharitis. Blepharitis is a long-term problem, and one that tends to recur if treatment is not continued. Treatment for blepharitis is simple.....Hot compresses followed by scrubbing the eyelids with dilute baby shampoo on a cotton ball. More info: blepharitis info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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