Pink eye is medically known as conjunctivitis. The outer layer of the eye as well as the inner surface of the eyelids are inflamed. Symptoms include swelling, itching, burning, discharge, and redness.
Some of the causes are as follows:
- An infection caused by bacteria or viruses
- The allergic reaction
- Irritating substances
- Eye drops, eye ointments, or contact lens products
Pink eye usually does not impair vision. People can easily get pink eye from each other. It is typically possible to clear pink eye without any treatment, but antibiotic eye drops or ointment may need to be used if the infection is bacterial.
To discuss diagnosis and treatment options, please book an appointment with our specialist.
To learn more about conjunctivitis, please click on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/conjunctivitis/
Dr Ibrahim Yahli MD MRCPsych