Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, occurs when the membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white area of the eyeball becomes inflamed. It’s typically caused by a virus, bacteria, allergic reaction or irritants.
Symptoms of Pink Eye
- Whites of the eyes look pink or red because blood vessels are inflamed
- Itchy eyes
- Gritty feeling
- Eye discharge
- Light sensitivity
Treatment for Pink Eye
Treatment options for pink eye depend on the underlying cause of the infection. Treatment may include:
- Eye rinses
- Allergy treatment
- Waiting it out (in the case of viral pink eye)
Pink eye is contagious! If you think you have pink eye, contact us immediately to schedule an appointment to determine the cause and possibly start treatment.