Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
Pink eye is also known as conjunctivitis. The conjunctiva is the outermost part of the eye and inner surface of the eyelid that acts as a membrane lining the eyelid. When the small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed and visible, we see the eye turning pink.
Pink eye can be caused by eye infection, dryness, allergy, chemicals or contagion. Although pink eye rarely affects your vision, it will cause discomfort, inflammation, itching and redness.
Highly contagious, it is important to diagnosis and treat pink eye early with antibiotics, warm compresses, eye drops, allergy medication, antihistamines for itchiness and irritation and vasoconstrictors for redness reduction.
Schedule an appointment with Greater Ohio Eye Surgeons to determine if you are suffering from pink eye.