Eyes Are Itching

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Masashi Mimura

Masashi Mimura, MD

Ophthalmology

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  • Irritation of the eyes

  • Itching in right eye

  • Itching in left eye

  • The eyes are itchy

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It describes the itching sensation felt in one or both eyes which can be quite uncomfortable.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Eye pain

Possible causes

  • Allergic rhinitis / allergic conjunctivitis (including spring catarrh)

    A condition caused by allergens (substances that cause allergies) such as pollen and dust mites. These result in runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, and itching of the eyes.

  • Sjogren syndrome

    An autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the organs that produce tears and saliva. This results in dry eyes and dry mouth. In some cases, the internal organs can also be gradually affected.

  • Pharyngoconjunctival fever

    This is a viral infection causing sore throat, red eyes, and fever. Some patients may have enlarged glands (lymph nodes) in the neck. Patients will recover without treatment by themselves.

  • Corneal damage
  • Intraocular foreign body

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have itchy eyes?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with hay fever?

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Medically Reviewed By:

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Ophthalmology

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