Pink Eye

Pink eye can manifest in various ways, but the most common symptoms include redness, itching, a gritty sensation, excessive tearing, and a discharge that can cause crusting. Some individuals may experience blurry vision or increased sensitivity to light. If you or a loved one are experiencing these symptoms, it's important to take action promptly $39.99.

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What is Pink Eye

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelids. It is called "pink eye" because the inflammation often causes the blood vessels in the conjunctiva to become more prominent, giving the eye a pink or reddish appearance.

Causes of Pink eye

Viral Infection: Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious and is often associated with common cold viruses or other viral infections. It typically spreads easily through direct contact with infected individuals or touching contaminated surfaces.

Bacterial Infection: Bacterial conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria and can occur as a result of an eye infection or secondary to another infection, such as a respiratory infection. It can also be transmitted through direct contact or contaminated objects.

Allergies: Allergic conjunctivitis is triggered by allergens such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, or certain chemicals. It often affects both eyes and is associated with itching, redness, and watery discharge.

Irritants: Non-infectious conjunctivitis can also be caused by irritants such as chemicals, smoke, or foreign objects that come into contact with the eye.

Newborn babies can develop pink eye due to a blocked tear duct or as a result of an infection acquired during birth. This is called neonatal conjunctivitis and can be caused by bacteria or viruses.

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Pink Eye Symptoms

  • Redness: The white part of the eye (sclera) may appear pink or red due to inflammation of the blood vessels in the conjunctiva.
  • Eye Discharge: Pink eye often results in a discharge from the eyes. The discharge can be watery, sticky, or thick, and it may cause the eyelids to stick together, especially after sleep.
  • Itching or Irritation: The eyes may feel itchy or irritated, leading to a persistent urge to rub them
  • Grittiness or Foreign Body Sensation: Individuals with pink eye may experience a sensation of having something gritty or foreign in the eye.
  • Tearing: Increased tearing or excessive production of tears is a common symptom of pink eye.
  • Swelling of the eyelids or the conjunctiva itself may occur, making the eyes appear puffy.
  • Sensitivity to Light: Some people with pink eye may experience sensitivity to bright lights (photophobia).
  • Blurry Vision: In certain cases, pink eye can cause temporary blurred vision.


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