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ICD-10 code: H10.45

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Understanding Other Chronic Allergic Conjunctivitis

Chronic allergic conjunctivitis is a common type of eye allergy that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by redness, itching, and swelling of the conjunctiva, which is the thin, clear tissue that covers the white part of the eye. While the most common type of allergic conjunctivitis is seasonal, caused by pollen, there is another type known as other chronic allergic conjunctivitis.

Other chronic allergic conjunctivitis is a type of eye allergy that occurs throughout the year and is not seasonal. It is typically caused by indoor allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores. Unlike seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, the symptoms of other chronic allergic conjunctivitis are continuous and can persist for weeks, months, or even years.

Symptoms of Other Chronic Allergic Conjunctivitis

The symptoms of other chronic allergic conjunctivitis are similar to those of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. They include:

  1. Redness and swelling of the conjunctiva
  2. Itching and burning sensation in the eyes
  3. Watery eyes
  4. Sensitivity to light
  5. Blurred vision

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention from an ophthalmologist or optometrist. They can perform a comprehensive eye exam and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

Treatment Options for Other Chronic Allergic Conjunctivitis

The treatment for other chronic allergic conjunctivitis depends on the severity of the symptoms and the underlying cause of the allergy. The following treatment options may be recommended:

  • Antihistamines: These are medications that reduce the allergic reaction in the body and relieve symptoms such as itching and swelling.
  • Mast cell stabilizers: These medications prevent the release of histamine and other chemicals that cause inflammation.
  • Corticosteroids: These are anti-inflammatory medications that can be used to reduce the severity of symptoms.
  • Allergy shots: If the allergy is severe, your doctor may recommend allergy shots to desensitize the body to the allergen.

In addition to medication, there are also self-care measures that can be taken to manage the symptoms of other chronic allergic conjunctivitis. These include: