Dry eye is a term used to describe a group of different diseases and conditions that result from inadequate wetting and lubrication of the eye. Dry eye syndrome is the most common of all eye disorders, affecting approximately 20% of the population. Currently, there is no cure for dry eye, although there are many treatments available.
The reasons for itching, the pathophysiology of dry eyes, what causes conjunctivitis, and what an "allergic salute" is being covered in the question-and-answer part.
A lot of people run to buy over the counter eye drops if they experience burning, itching and redness of the eyes during the allergy season. Unfortunately, store-bought drops only cover the symptoms up temporarily, rather than stopping it where it originates.
Struggling with allergies? Suspect you have a pink eye (allergic conjunctivitis)? Minimize your exposure to allergens by vacuuming and dusting. Also, it is a good idea to keep your doors and windows closed if it is an allergy season.