What is Pink eye?

Conjunctivitis, known as pinkeye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a thin clear tissue over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of eyelid.

How does one get affected?

Pinkeye has different causes including:

Irritants such as shampoos, dirt, smoke, and pool chlorine.
Allergies, like dust, pollen, or a special type of allergy that affects some contact lens wearers.

Pinkeye caused by bacteria and viruses can spread easily from person to person.


The symptoms may include:

Redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid.
Increased amount of tears.
Thick yellow discharge that crusts over the eyelashes, especially after sleep.
Green or white discharge from the eye.
Itchy eyes.
Burning eyes.
Blurred vision.
Increased sensitivity to light.
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