Eye Allergy Doctor in Coral Gables & Palmetto Bay FL
Visit Piniella Asthma + Allergy Center, if you are struggling with allergies or discomfort to the eyes. Our experienced allergist Dr. Carlos Piniella, MD, can help reduce the allergy symptoms. Call us for more information or schedule an appointment online! We have convenient locations to serve you in Coral Gables FL and Palmetto Bay FL.
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Eye allergies are an allergic reaction of the eye caused by exposure to substances such as pollen, dust, animal dander, and certain chemicals. An allergic reaction of the eyes can cause eye irritation, redness, watery eyes, itching, burning, and/or visual changes. These symptoms can impede one’s quality of life and should be diagnosed by an eye allergy doctor in order to receive the most effective treatment.
Eye allergies are allergic reactions that involve the eyes; they affect around 10 percent of the population and can range in severity from mild and temporary to severe and chronic. Common symptoms of eye allergies include:
• Burning eyes
• Eye pain
• Eye soreness
• Itchy eyes
• Red (bloodshot), irritated eyes
• Sensitivity to light
• Swollen eyelids
• Tearing or runny eyes
There may be other symptoms of eye allergies that are not mentioned above; if you suspect your symptoms are caused by an allergic reaction, please contact the allergists at Piniella Asthma + Allergy today.
There are many causes of eye allergies. Some people are affected by several allergens, while others may only have an allergic eye reaction from one or two substances. Causes of eye allergies are also known as triggers, and often include:
• Outdoor allergens, such as:
• Grass pollen
• Tree pollen
• Indoor allergens, such as:
• Pet dander
• Dust mites
• Irritants, such as:
• Cigarette smoke
• Diesel exhaust
These are the most common causes of eye allergies; there may be many more substances that can cause an allergic reaction to the eyes. If you suspect something is triggering your eye allergies that are not mentioned in the list above, please call Piniella Asthma + Allergy today to speak with one of our professional allergists.
The effects of untreated eye allergies depend on the specific type of allergies, such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis.
• Untreated blepharitis can lead to:
• Eyelashes falling out
• Eyelashes growing abnormally
• Eyelid scarring, thickening, or deformation
• Blocked tear ducts, leading to irritated, watery eyes
• Development of styes at the root of eyelashes
• Development of chalazion on the eyelid
• Conjunctivitis/pink eye
• Corneal injuries caused by irritated eyelids
• Impaired or blurry vision
• Ulceration or perforation of the cornea
• Untreated uveitis can lead to:
• Retinal swelling (macular edema)
• Retina scarring
• Optic nerve damage
• Retinal detachment
• Permanent vision loss
• Untreated conjunctivitis can lead to:
• Chronic eye pain
• Chronic eye discharge
• Frequent infections
• Vision loss
In any case of eye allergies, leaving them untreated can result in severe complications, the most serious including vision loss. All of these complications can be avoided by receiving timely care from an allergist.
There are many signs and symptoms that necessitate a visit to an allergist, including:
• Frequent eye irritation
• Undiagnosed eye allergies
• Allergens are not identified
• New eye allergies arise
• Allergies are not relieved by OTC medications
• Allergies interfere with day-to-day activities
• Allergies negatively impede upon the quality of life
Allergy doctors, or allergists, can help diagnose the cause of eye allergies; once the triggers have been identified, they can create a treatment plan that adequately addresses the condition. Treatment plans often include lifestyle modifications such as avoidance of triggers, and may also involve oral or topical medications.
If you are experiencing eye allergies, do not delay treatment; visit the professionals at Piniella Asthma + Allergy today. Our team of allergy and asthma specialists can help you overcome your symptoms and better manage your condition. Call us today to book an appointment with our eye allergy doctor; we have two Florida locations to better care for you: in Coral Gables, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Coral Gables FL, Palmetto Bay FL, Westchester FL, Brownsville FL, Kendall FL, Pinecrest FL, Richmond West FL, and Goulds FL.