Allergic conjunctivitis
Inflammation of the whites of the eyes (the conjunctivae) with itching and redness of the eyes and tearing, due to allergy.

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conjunctival inflammation, itching, tearing, and redness caused by allergens; it includes vernal conjunctivitis, phlyctenular conjunctivitis, and that occurring in hay fever.

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