Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Eye Tearing due to Allergies 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
  • Contacts
  • Eye drops
  • Hay fever
  • Make-up
  • Pollen
    • Ragweed
  • Smoke

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Last Updated: Jan 21, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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