Allergic Eye Irritation Underlying Cause
Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when the body's immune system over-reacts to a substance in the environment that is normally harmless. An allergen is a substance that triggers an allergic reaction.
Common causes of allergic conjunctivitis include:
- Chemical fumes
- Eye drops
- Hay fever
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