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itchy and watery eyes after dilation

After I had my eyes dilated for a routine check-up, they started to itch (where the tear ducts are) and water. This has been going on for 2 months now and the doc says it's allergies (which I never had before, nor do I sneeze now!). I think the bottle with the medication for dilation was not sterile, but of course the doc doesn't want to hear that. Any one out there with similar problems?
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the itch sounds like allergies to me as well.  a true "itch" is almost always and exclusively an allergy type response.  no way did any one time eye exposure to ANYTHING cause 2+ months of itching.  doesnt matter if the bottle was sterile or not.  

which leads me into a tangent real quick:  *NO* bottle of ANY eyedrop is "sterile" after its opened.  the instant its opened, its not sterile anymore.  the eyedrops either have preservatives that are bacteriostatic/bacteriocydal, or the the fluid inside has those types of properties.  the only eye-anything that is truly sterile is PRESSURIZED saline, which most people dont use anyway.
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That is one weird coincidence, that I should start allergies on the day of the dilation, not to mention that my nose doesn't run nor do I sneeze. I just don't buy that. Also my eyes are puffy underneath and as soon as I rub all the tears out the itching stops. Since I've never had allergies I don't know if that fits common allergy symptoms.
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lots and lots and lots of people have OCULAR allergies w/o nasal or other allergies.  thats really common.
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