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Why are My Eyes so Itchy?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

   1 min     


Itchy eyes feel very comfortable and there can be many reasons for itchy eyes.


Some possible triggers include:

  • Long hours of computer work may strain eyes and make them itchy by the end of the day.
  • Soaps, detergents, and other chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Dust, pollen, and dander
  • Drying agents
  • Cigarette smoke. Car exhaust, and perfume
  • Eye makeup

Allergies which can cause itchy eyes:

Eyestrain: It can be a possible cause of burning, itchy eyes. It can be because of looking at digital screens all day or driving long distances. Symptoms of eye strain include:

  • Blurred vision
  • A headache
  • Sore neck, shoulders, or back
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble keeping eyes open

Blepharitis: It occurs when oil glands on the hair follicles become clogged and irritated. There are several different causes:

  • Eyelash mites
  • Bacterial infection
  • Medication side effects
  • Malfunctioning oil glands

Dry Eyes: It gets worse throughout the day, leading to scratching and other sensations at night. Its symptoms include:

  • Stringy mucus around the eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Redness in eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue


The doctor will ask your medical history and give you a physical exam. a patch test is done to diagnose allergies.


There are several ways to treat allergies such as:

  • Artificial Tears
  • Decongestant eye drops
  • Oral antihistamines
  • Allergy shots
Tags:  Allergies ,eye care,

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