Conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye, is a common eye disease that may be caused by a viral or bacterial infection or allergies.
People with conjunctivitis could have some of the following symptoms:
- A gritty feeling in one or both eyes
- Itching or burning sensation in one or both eyes
- Excessive tearing
- Discharge coming from one or both eyes
- Swollen eyelids
- Pink discoloration to the whites of one or both eyes
- Increased sensitivity to light
Conjunctivitis is treated differently depending on its cause. It is important for contact lenses wearers to discontinue use of their lenses until the condition is cleared. Practicing good hygiene to prevent the spread of conjunctivitis is a necessity.