Fairfield County Ragweed Pollen Allergy Suffers Plagued With Itchy Watery Eyes

Top Quote Corneal Specialist Leslie Doctor, M.D. commented on the effect of the fall season change on ragweed pollen eye allergy sufferers. "Almost as if on cue as the summer season transitions to fall, the frequency of phone calls and the number of patient visits from Fairfield County residents complaining about itchy, watery eyes starts to spike." End Quote
  • Stamford-Norwalk, CT (1888PressRelease) September 09, 2015 - "This year it began to increase in mid August, and based on previous years, we expect it to continue through late October. The ragweed pollen allergy seasons keep getting worse and worse every year plaguing patients with itchy, watery eyes, runny noses and a whole range of allergic reactions. We are fortunate to have really good in office diagnostic testing that allows us to confirm the type and nature of the specific allergen that is sensitizing patients and then offer a more targeted approach to symptomatic treatment and making patients comfortable," she further explained.

    Data from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America suggests that some 10-20% percent of Americans suffer from ragweed allergy or hay fever. It is estimated that a single ragweed plant can release one billion grains of pollen over the course of a single ragweed season with the grains being so light that they float easily and spread easily with even mild wind or breezes. In fact ragweed pollen has been detected as far as 400 miles out to sea and up to two miles up in the atmosphere. "As I speak with other physicians who treat itchy eyes and eye allergies it is obvious that the problem is really common throughout the northeast. The Connecticut ragweed season seems to consistently run from early August through October. If what we have seen so far is any indication, this is going to be an uncomfortable time for sufferers," noted Dr. Leslie Doctor.

    To learn more and get help for treatment of itchy eyes and eye allergies you may visit Doctor & Associates at in Fairfield County, Google+, or follow our eye care blog at

    Doctor & Associates offices are located at 129 Kings Highway North, Westport, Connecticut 06880, 195 Danbury Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897 and 148 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851.

    For additional information, contact:
    Dorothy Figueroa, Doctor & Associates, 129 Kings Highway North, Westport, Connecticut 06880, dfigueroa ( @ ) drdrgroup dot com, 203-227-4113 dot

    SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

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