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Understanding Itchy Eyes: Common Causes and Treatment

Itchy eyes:

Itching of the eye is triggered by exposure to allergens which can be pollen, smoke from cigarettes, eye makeup, or dust. Where the body reacts to such allergens causing excessive histamine release that result in vasodilation (dilation of eye blood vessels) and irritation of the nerve endings which results in itching and watering of the eyes.

Common causes of Itchy Eyes:

  • Meibomian gland dysfunction: dysfunction in glands producing lipid layer of the tear film, resulting in rapid evaporation of tears and non-proper lubrication of eye surface.
  • Dry eyes: it is when the eyes do not produce enough tears to keep your eye surface moist and healthy 
  • Allergic conjunctivitis: due to eye exposure to allergens such as dust.
  • Contact lens-induced conjunctivitis: which results from either an allergic reaction to contact lenses or infection induced by contact lenses 
  • Keratoconjunctivitis: can be either atopic caused by allergy to specific substance or vernal caused by surface inflammation.
  • Blepharitis: inflammation of eyelids results from infection

When to consult a doctor?

  • When itching is not improving or even getting worse over time
  • When your vision starts to be affected 
  • When there is swelling in the eyelids
  • Itching is accompanied by severe eye pain

Are persistent eye itching and discomfort troubling you? Look no further than the Dr. Rami Hamed Center in Dubai, Equipped with the latest technology to accurately diagnose and effectively treat eye itching. Our experienced specialists utilize the latest advancements in medical technology to pinpoint the underlying causes of your eye itching, ensuring a precise and tailored approach to your treatment.

At Dr. Rami Hamed Center, we understand the impact that eye itching can have on your daily life, and our dedicated team is committed to providing you with comprehensive care and lasting relief. Trust us to address your concerns and help you rediscover comfort and clarity in your vision.

At Dr. Rami Hamed Center, our Ophthalmology department is dedicated to safeguarding your vision health through expert eye care Professionals, Renowned as one of the best eye care clinics in Dubai our Ophthalmology Specialists provide services for Cataract, Retina treatment with Laser and Refractive surgeries.