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THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to allergies, allergic rhinitis with its congested, itchy nose gets a lot of attention. But for some, allergic conjunctivitis with itchy, watery eyes is the greater nuisance. You might even have both reactions.

Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva -- the layer of tissue lining the eyelids and coveri...

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Add dry eyes to the health woes of winter.

"On average, the humidity drops in the winter with the colder weather [and] most people turn on the heat in their homes or offices to combat the cold," said Dr. Marissa Locy, who's with the University of Alabama at Birmingham's department of ophthalmology.

"What you end up having is lower ...

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prescribing generic drugs for seniors' eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests.

Conditions like glaucoma and dry eye that require daily eye drops are common in old age.

University of Michigan researchers report that eye doctors caring for seniors prescribe brand-name me...

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Think your spring allergies are worse than ever? You could be right, and climate change may explain it, an allergy expert says.

Dr. Margaret Co, director of allergy and immunology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., says global warming could have a major effect on people with seasonal allergies, which affect 35 million Americans.

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