The term Pink Eye is used for defining conjunctivitis that happens because of some kind of bacterial infection. It results in extreme redness and swelling in the eye area. Other symptoms of pinkeye comprise of constant irritation and itchiness in this area. Along with this, the patient can also experience trouble with opening their eyes completely, stepping out in the light or sun or even with reading and viewing.
HOW IS PINK EYE DIAGNOSED?
While the most common cause of Pink Eye is viruses and allergies, an Ophthalmologist diagnoses Pink Eye by simply looking at the eye and taking a tear or fluid sample from the Pink Eye.
HOW IS PINK EYE TREATED?
Treatment for pinkeye includes use of antibacterial or antiviral drops that help in faster healing. Alongside, the doctor would advise you to stay indoors and avoid exposure to pollution and dust. Wearing sunglasses or patches is also recommended.
DID YOU KNOW?
Allergens, such as pollen, can cause Pink Eye in one or both of the eyes,