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Itchy eyes

Why do my eyes feel itchy? Causes, symptoms, treatments.

Itchy eyes are often a response to an irritation caused by an allergen, or by the presence of a piece of dust or grit in the eye. Felicity Mann, our eye health advisor, discusses the causes and additional symptoms of itchy eyes, and what treatments are available.


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  • Judith Roberts's photo avatar
    Judith Roberts — 02.01.2018 17:08
    I suffered from itchy eyes last summer, until September. I assumed it was hay fever But now I have the same symptoms in January! It is accompanied by occasional sneezing. If the cause was my cats, it would not have stopped last Autumn. My eye-lids look red, and I can't help rubbing the inner corners of both eyes. I have tried many drops and ointments, but have yet to find a cure.


    • morag's photo avatar
      morag — 04.01.2018 09:23
      Hello Judith Itchy eyes can often occur in the winter as we tend to spend more time inside Central heating can cause dryness and then your eyes would be more prone to any kind of irritant such as dust, perfume, air fresheners etc. You could try our Pollinosan Tablets to see if these would help.


  • John Wilkinson's photo avatar
    John Wilkinson — 07.12.2017 15:18
    Very itchy right eye lids and constant excess fluid loss. Also blurred vision giving me a feeling that there is a film over the eye.


    • Morag's photo avatar
      Morag — 08.12.2017 10:58
      Hello John, You could give the Eye Drops a go to see if they help ease your symptoms. However, I would recommend that you let the optician know and get this symptom checked out.


    • John Wilkinson's photo avatar
      John Wilkinson — 08.12.2017 11:57
      Many thanks. Kind Regards. John.


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