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Allergic conjunctivitis - External and Internal Eye
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Contributors: Brandon D. Ayres MD, Christopher Rapuano MD, Harvey A. Brown MD, Sunir J. Garg MD, Lauren Patty Daskivich MD, MSHS
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Synopsis

Allergic conjunctivitis is a common cause of ocular irritation and itching that is noninfectious. Allergens can be seasonal, such as pollen and ragweed, or non-seasonal, such as dust, eye drops, mold, or cosmetics. The process is an IgE mediated hypersensitivity reaction. People with other forms of atopic disease are more likely to develop allergic conjunctivitis (also called atopic keratoconjunctivitis), and it is often seen in conjunction with allergic rhinitis. Typical symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis include swollen eyelids, mucoid discharge, and intense ocular itching. At times, the edema of the eyelids can be quite severe and be associated with scaling and fissure formation of the periocular skin.

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ICD10CM:
H10.45 – Other chronic allergic conjunctivitis

SNOMEDCT:
473460002 – Allergic Conjunctivitis

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Last Updated: 07/19/2019
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Allergic conjunctivitis - External and Internal Eye
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Allergic conjunctivitis : Bilateral, Conjunctival papillae, Eye burning, Eyelid edema, Palpebral conjunctival injection, Conjunctival injection, Excessive tearing, Ocular pruritus, Chemosis, Eye discharge
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