There are thousands of different allergies going around in spring and summer, but there are a few that are very common and occur with frightening regularity. One of the allergies is allergic conjunctivitis, which affects the eyes through contact with allergens like pollen or spores. One of the reactions that are instantly noticeable is when the eyes become itchy, red, and teary. Because there are so many different types of pollen in the air, especially during spring and summer, it is difficult to identify what causes allergic conjunctivitis. Immunologic Studies Research to document and collate this condition which affects millions of people in Europe and other countries is being studied by the EAACI which stands for The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a non-profit organization very active in the field of immunologic and allergic cause and effect. Their clinical research covers a wide range of diseases and conditions like asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, food and drug allergies, and other types of conditions. One of the most common ocular allergies is allergic conjunctivitis and it affects millions of people all over the world. Most common allergic conjunctivitis symptoms are the sudden swelling, burning, and itching of eyelids along with a runny nose on some occasions. Excellent Ongoing Research Most common triggers for allergic conjunctivitis are pollen from grass, flowers, spores, household dust, dander, chemical products, etc. Allergic conjunctivitis symptoms have been shown to be present in individuals who are prone to allergies, and in some cases it could even be genetic. It should be mentioned that conjunctivitis can affect all kinds of people, though children and teens are most susceptible, especially if they live in areas with very high pollen in the atmosphere. To this effect EAACI is working with researchers, clinicians and others specializing in ENT infections and allergies to come up with solutions to control this problem. There are two types of allergic conjunctivitis i.e., bacterial and viral conjunctivitis which affects one eye or both. Current Available Remedies Some of the other allergic conjunctivitis symptoms found in different patients includes redness, itchiness, gritty sensation in the eyes, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, and in some cases the eyelids get stuck after sleep. Some of the treatments recommended by EAACI for this condition include reducing or cutting down exposure to the allergen causing the problem i.e., dust, pollen, food, drugs, or any other item causing this condition. Medications available to treat this include antihistamines, anti-inflammatory, eye drops, etc., but currently, there is no foolproof cure for this condition, except following the do’s and don’ts mentioned above, but with all the scientists, researchers, and doctors working on this problem, there may be a solution pretty soon to this allergy.