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Itchy Eyes

What is an Itchy Eye?

Itchy eyes are a common ailment that many suffer causing the eye to become red and sore.

What causes it?

Common causes include allergens such as hay fever and pet hairs and foreign bodies such as an eyelash or dust may cause the eye to itch, become inflamed or water. Eye injury or infection can cause damage to the surface of the eye (the cornea) which may cause inflammation or itching.               

What you might experience:

The eyes may be:

  • Red
  • Sore
  • Itchy



Who will I see for treatment?

For assessment and treatment of itchy eyes see our Corneal & External Eye Disease Specialists: Mr Ghosh, Mr Morgan.  


Ask an Ophthalmologist

Simply fill in the form below and explain your symptoms and one of our Ophthalmologists will get back to you as soon as possible. Our Ask-an-Ophthalmologist is a free and confidential service where we aim to provide you with the best possible advice.