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Question: : right eye lid has periodically swelled and returned to normal after a few days, it's almost like conjunctivitis. it been happening for the past 2years... with a couple of months break in between


Answer: Dear Naz,

The most common type of ocular allergies are seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.

Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis generally occurs in the spring months (grass pollen induced), and in the late summer months (ragweed pollen induced).

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, unless you can find a way to completely avoid coming into contact with the allergens.

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is a non-contagious, seasonal allergic disorder usually appearing during the spring or warm weather. Major symptoms include hard, cobblestone-like bumps (papillae) on the upper eyelid,

The eyelids have very delicate and sensitive skin and are susceptible to many irritants and allergens. House dust mites, moulds, cosmetics, perfumed facial tissue, formaldehyde, carbon paper, and newspaper ink may irritate this area.

The most common causes of eyelid swelling are allergies, which may be local (contact sensitivity) or systemic (eg, angioedema or accompanying allergic rhinitis), and chalazia

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