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We asked NKCF Update readers to participate in a short survey about KC and allergies. Thank you to the 195 people took part. Here are some of the results:
85% of 195 participants of this survey reported they suffered from allergies
30% of adults in general public report to have allergic symptoms
86% (n=158) in this survey reported an allergy to grass, weeds and pollen
67% (n=123) reported allergies to dust mites and mold
Individuals who were diagnosed with KC later (over the age of 35) reported more allergies and allergic symptoms than those who were diagnosed before the age of 20.
65% of those with allergies admitted they rubbed their eyes daily or several times a week
rub their eyes less
Men are more likely to report rubbing their eyes several times daily.
Women are more likely to report they sometimes or hardly ever rub their eyes. Individuals who were diagnosed over the age of 35 were the least likely to rub their eyes.
Allergic conjunctivitis is not the most common complaint in this survey.
57% (n=119) of responders reported teary, painful red eyes
80% (n=156) complained of allergic rhinitis – sneezy, runny and itchy nose