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Previously, we gave you 3 key information regarding allergic conjunctivitis. As a complement, we offer you to read this article where Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger, our eye surgeon, speaks on the matter to Esther Buitekant, journalist at the magazine Femme Actuelle.

“Conjunctivits is the result of an excessive reaction of the immune system”

In this article published on August the 18th 2022, Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger explains exactly what an allergic conjunctivitis is: it constitutes an inflammation of the conjunctivitis, a transparent tissue that covers the white of the eye and the insides of the eyelids.

The conjunctivitis can be:

  • bacterial;
  • viral;
  • allergic (birch, pollen, mite, mold, professional, etc.).


We draw your attention to the fact that allergic conjunctivitis is non contagious.

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Know the symptoms

Symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis are:

  • acute onset;
  • affects both eyes;
  • pinkish eyes;
  • watery eyes;
  • tingling and itching;
  • the sensation of a foreign body in the eye;
  • photophobia;
  • runny nose;
  • edema in the eyelid (chemosis).


This list resume in a non exhaustive way all the information presented in the “Femme Actuelle” article. If you want more advice from Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger, you can continue reading it directly on their website (in French).
And to discover the causes behind allergic conjunctivitis and its treatments, click on the button below to read the article and learn everything there is to know about this ocular disease!


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