Most everyone suffers from itchy, dry, itchy, red, watery eyes at some point in their lives
There are a number of possible causes for itchy eye syndrome, and most of them are associated with excessive dryness and irritation of the eyeball, which in turn can result in inflammation and itchiness.
Itchy eyes often are caused by itchy eyelid skin, which can be triggered by various stress factors like sleep deprivation, overexposure to the sun, or even lack of proper nutrition. The condition can be accompanied by red eyes, swollen eyelids and irritated eyes, and sometimes a headache is also a symptom of itchy eye.
The medical terminology for dry eyes is "ocular pruritis", and this is another common condition that are usually associated with the symptoms of itchy eye syndrome. Ocular neuritis is an inflammation of the eye, caused by the build up of dead skin on the surface of the eyeball (or eyelids) and from the irritation of surrounding mucous. However, it is not known exactly how this inflammation occurs, but most likely it is caused by an imbalance in the protective fluids that lubricate and protect the surface of the eyeball, which then becomes excessively dry and inflamed.
In order to better understand this condition, it is best to familiarize yourself with the medical terms that are used when talking about itchy eye syndrome. One common medical term is "dry eye". This is used to describe the condition in which there is no excess amount of tears in the eye. This can occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from excessive tear production by the glands and tears in the tears ducts of the eyes, to excessive dryness or irritation of the cornea, eyelids, or the conjunctiva, which causes the eye tissues to swell and become sensitive to light and air.
Ocular pruritis is also known as "ocular papillitis", and this is an inflammatory disease of the eye that causes the lining of the eyeball to become dry, irritated, swollen and red. A similar condition called "pulmonary conjunctivitis" can be equally irritating and can cause the eyelid lining to become red and irritated.
Ocular pruritis can also result in inflammation of the conjunctiva, where a red, swollen bump may be seen in the middle of the conjunctiva, although not all cases will actually have this. Common triggers of ocular papillitis include irritants like pollen, wind, chlorine, and even the sun, which can produce an intense amount of heat in the eyes causing it to become extremely uncomfortable.
Eye infection is also a common cause of this condition. If the condition is caused by bacteria, it may cause a rash, and sometimes even a fever or chills.
Eye infections are also known as "seborrheic dermatitis" dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is usually described as having symptoms that resemble those of psoriasis, and this condition causes itching, redness, and irritation of the eyelids.
This condition is caused by bacteria entering the cornea through the eyeball and tear duct. When it reaches the conjunctiva, a red bump is formed that resembles a "smallpox ulcer." It is important to note that this type of eye infection is not contagious.
Another common condition that causes eyelid eczema is a condition known as corneal hyperhidrosis, in which the eyelid grows over the eyelid. The skin is very thick, the tissue may bulge or protrude from under the eyelid. This condition causes discomfort and can lead to cracked or bruised eyelids.
Itchy eyes can be caused by many things, including fungal infections such as foot fungus, allergic reactions, or even stress. Even environmental factors such as exposure to ultraviolet rays or dust can play a role. A person with an allergic reaction to dust mites or allergens may sometimes find that their eyes are infected.
Eye allergies are very common among people who come into contact with pets, such as dogs and cats, or in the sun. Victims may experience an itching or burning sensation after being near something that could trigger an allergic reaction, such as contact with pet hair. The body reacts to these stimuli and begins to produce antibodies that can trigger eye reactions that lead to redness, swelling, or irritation of the eyes.