Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis

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Atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) is a conjunctivitis or swelling of the conjunctiva of the eye that is caused by an allergic reaction. As it gets worst complications arise such as ulceration, corneal scarring, retinal detachment, increased predisposition to cataracts, and vision loss.

Symptoms of Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis

  • Itchy red eyes
  • Burning sensation
  • Sensitivity to light
  • If such symptoms arise it is important to get treated otherwise the complications noted above can lead to vision loss.

    Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis Treatment

    As with other allergies, the best thing to do is prevent them in the first place. Staying away from allergens such as dust, pollen, and animal dander can help prevent this condition. Allergy medication like decadron eye drops and in severe cases, cyclosporine can be prescribed.