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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Are All Forms the Same?

October 18, 2019

Does one or both of your eyes look pink or
red in the mirror? Have they recently started to water, burn,
itch or become sensitive to light? Did you wake up with green, yellow or clear
discharge coming out of your eyes? If so, you may have a form of conjunctivitis
(also known as pink eye). Conjunctivitis is a very common condition
where your eyes appear pink (or red) due to the swelling (inflammation) of the clear tissue
that’s over the white part of your eye and inside part of your eyelids. Most commonly caused by a virus, bacteria
or your allergies, not all forms of conjunctivitis are treated the same and should be evaluated
by an eye care professional. If you think you have conjunctivitis, it’s
important to frequently wash your hands and disinfect any surfaces you’ve touched as
some forms are very contagious. Also, if you wear contact lenses, make sure
to stay out of them and wear your glasses until further notice. Concerned you have conjunctivitis? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with
your local eye care professional today!

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