2001 – A clinical paper describes how mite allergens can cause itchy, red or watery eyes by breaching the protective barriers of the eye to cause conjunctivitis

In chronic allergic conjunctivitis doctors recommend testing for a specific allergy to house dust mites because the mite’s allergen can cross the mucus membrane that covers the eye to cause an allergic reaction.

References

´Management of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC): current therapeutic strategies’, D F Anderson, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 2001, Volume 31, pages 823-826