EYE DISEASES : CATARRH ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVA (HAY FEVER) (CONJUNCTIVITIS ANAPHYLACTICA) - etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms and course of, recognition, prediction and prevention
Etiology. Hypersensitivity of the body to certain allergens, mostly of plant origin.
The pathogenesis. Acute inflammation and swelling of the conjunctiva (usually and also the mucous membranes of the nose and upper respiratory tract) caused by ingestion of the allergen (most commonly pollen grains or other plants) from the air.
Symptoms. Sharp irritation and severe itching in the eyes. Severe tearing. The swollen and redness of the conjunctiva of the eyelids and the eyeball without detachable. Simultaneously, the redness and irritation of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat.
For. The process begins acutely and often of a seasonal nature, evolving from year to year in certain months the same subject. Lasts from 3 to 5 weeks (the entire period of flowering of a particular plant species).
From these conjunctivitis is characterized by the absence of discharge in the presence of very acute inflammation especially the swelling of the conjunctiva, and simultaneous involvement of other mucous membranes. Difficult to determine the allergen. Seasonality of the disease attests to the vegetable nature of the allergen.
General restorative and gisellereiterma activities. Poor in carbohydrates and rich in calcium food.
Inside the bromide, chloride or better calcium bromide (5%) 1 tablespoon 2 - 3 times a day. Intravenous infusion of 10% calcium chloride solution. Calcium iontophoresis. Salt-free and low-carbohydrate food. In the most persistent cases a change of climate. Sometimes, when you have found out the allergen, you can apply a subcutaneous injection of small doses of antigen in order desensitization of the body.