allergies Archives - Dr Frikkie Hartog
How do allergies affect your eyes?

How do allergies affect your eyes?

Allergies are very common, especially this time of the year. Allergies present mostly in spring (starting in September) and autumn (starting in May) due to seasonal allergies to pollen. Perennial allergies are less common, and usually a reaction to dust mites and fungi. Allergies cause severe irritation, but the symptoms do vary significantly from season to season, as well..

The causes of a red eye

The causes of a red eye

  It is important to note that a red eye is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of a possible underlying problem, that does not always need to be treated. The temptation to try non-specific medication, mostly found in the medicine cabinet, should be avoided if possible since the inadvertent use of the wrong medicine can..