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Itchy eyes getting better with lastacaft eye drops. Need permanent cure?

Hi, From last few months i have been feeling lot of itching and irritation in my eyes on the inside corner towards the nose . I have seen the doctor 2-3 times and was prescribed lastacaft eyedrops. The eye drops did help but as soon as i stopped putting them , the itching started again. Please suggest some eye drops that can help me permanently. And can eye makeup be a reason for the itching ?
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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It seems from the history that you are having allergic conjunctivitis, for which you are on treatment from lastacaft eye drops, which is a antihistaminic drug.
The treatment for allergic conjunctivitis is by using antihistaminic drugs for symptomatic treatment.
The other options available are mast cell stabilizers and low potent steroids.
Antihistaminic drugs usually offer symptomatic relief, if your symptoms are not getting cured you need to try next drugs like mast cell stabilizers and low potent steroids. However steroids are to cause many side effects hence they have to be used under doctors supervision. Hence please contact your eye doctor for further advice regarding this.
However the novel treatment for allergy is to avoid the allergen, hence try to find out the allergen which is causing allergy and try to avoid it, if possible.
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Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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