Signs of Pink Eye & its Diagnosis

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Pink eye or conjunctivitis is an infection or inflammation of the transparent membrane known as conjunctiva which lines part of the eyeball as well as the lining of the eyelid.

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Signs of Pink Eye & its Diagnosis

  1. 1. Pinkeye has a number ofdifferent causes, including: Viruses Bacteria (such asgonorrhea or chlamydia) Irritants such asshampoos, dirt, smoke, andpool chlorine Allergies, likedust, pollen, or a specialtype of allergy that affectssome contact lens
  2. 2.  Redness in the white of theeye or inner eyelid Increased amount of tears Thick yellow discharge thatcrusts over theeyelashes, especially aftersleep Green or white dischargefrom the eye Itchy eyes Burning eyes Blurred vision Increased sensitivity to light
  3. 3. Usually, pinkeye is a self-limited disease, eitherclearing up on its own or after a course ofantibiotics. However, certain forms of conjunctivitiscan become serious and sight-threatening. Theyinclude conjunctivitis caused bygonorrhea, chlamydia, or certain strains of theadeno virus.The treatment for pinkeye depends on the cause.
  4. 4.  Dont touch or rub theinfected eye(s). Avoid wearing eye makeup. Dont share eye makeupwith anyone. Never wear anotherpersons contact lenses. Wash your hands afterapplying the eye drops orointment to your eye or yourchilds eye. Do not use eye drops thatwere used for an infectedeye in a non-infected eye.

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