Last Updated on Jan 21, 2020

Allergy Eye Drops - for Red & Itchy Eyes

NSAID eye drops reduce eye inflammation. Corticosteroid drugs are most effective in allergy, however they cause serious side effects; hence they are used in severe cases only.

Antiinflammatory drugs

NSAID Eye drops

They reduce eye inflammation and relieve symptoms of itching and redness. Among these, Ketolorac tromethamine (Acular LS, Acuvail) is a newer formulation and is also available as a preservative free preparation. It may cause stinging in the eyes in some people. Local NSAIDs are not recommended in children.

Corticosteroid eye drops

Corticosteroid eye drops are perhaps the most effective in treating eye allergies, however they cause severe side effects such as increase in eye pressure, cataract and corneal ulcers. Hence they are used in severe cases and those not responding to other drugs. Loteprednol etabonate (Alrex) is a new corticosteroid available in a low concentration as eye drops (0.2%) that can be used in seasonal allergies.

References:

  1. Eye Allergy Diagnosis and Treatment - (https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/allergies-diagnosis)
  2. Redness-Relieving Eye Drops - (https://www.aao.org/eye-health/treatments/redness-relieving-eye-drops)
  3. Treating Allergic Conjunctivitis: A Once-Daily Medication that Provides 24-Hour Symptom Relief - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5010431/)
  4. Eye Allergy - (https://acaai.org/allergies/types/eye-allergy)
  5. Eye Drop Tips - (https://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/eyedrop-tips.php)

Comments

Roshanroy Thursday, December 12, 2013

hi i was looking for an effective eye drop for allergy with symptoms including redness, watering and burning sensation in the eye , and got to know abt this great product from baush and lomb alaway ketotifen eye drops which seems to be very effective ,but unable to find it in the indian market ,appreciate if you guys could help.

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