Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is caused by the inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a thin, transparent tissue that covers the white part of the eye. Symptoms of Conjunctivitis are:
• Redness in the white of the eye
• Increase in tears
• Thick yellow discharge that crusts over eyelashes during sleep
• Green or white discharge from eye
• Itchy or burning eyes
• Blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light
HOW IS CONJUNCTIVITIS DIAGNOSED?
A specialist from the Ophthalmology department will diagnose the issue with the help of a standard eye test and physical examination. Also, the doctor may take a sample of the fluid from the eyes to check it in a lab.
HOW IS CONJUNCTIVITIS TREATED?
Eye drops and antibiotics usually work as the main methods of treatment, especially in case the inflammation has been caused by bacteria and other irritants. If the inflammation is linked with dirt, grime or an allergy, one may have to wear dark glasses until the inflammation and redness runs its course.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are various causes of conjunctivitis which are:
• Certain diseases
• Chemical exposure
• Use of contact lenses