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Learn About The Causes of Conjunctivitis and Ways to Treat Pink Eye

Sunday, August 15, 2021

 

Learn About The Causes of Conjunctivitis and Ways to Treat Pink Eye
Inflammation of the eye - archive photo


Conjunctivitis is inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of the eyeball. When the small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed, they are more visible. This is what makes the whites of your eyes look red or pink.


According to mayoclinic, pink eye is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection or an allergic reaction in children. Although pink eye can be annoying, it rarely affects your vision, and treatments can help relieve pink eye discomfort. . Because pink eye can be contagious, early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent its spread.


Causes of conjunctivitis include:

 

Viruses

Bacteria

Allergy

Getting a chemical in the eye

Presence of a foreign body in the eye

Lacrimal duct obstruction in newborns


Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis


Most cases of pink eye are usually caused by the adenovirus, but it can also be caused by the herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus, and many other viruses. Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis can occur along with a common cold or symptoms of a respiratory infection. Like sore throats, wearing contact lenses that aren't cleaned properly or that don't belong to you can cause bacterial conjunctivitis.


Risk factors for rosacea include:


Exposure to something you are allergic to (allergic conjunctivitis)

Exposure to a person infected with the viral or bacterial form of conjunctivitis

Use of contact lenses, especially long-wearing lenses

Complications

In both children and adults, pink eye can cause inflammation in the cornea that can affect vision. Prompt evaluation and treatment by your doctor for eye pain, a feeling that something is stuck in your eye (foreign body sensation), blurred vision or sensitivity to light can cause Reduces the risk of complications.


Methods of prevention

 

Do not touch your eyes with your hands.

-Wash your hands often.

Use a clean washcloth and washcloth daily.

-Do not share towels.

Change your pillowcases often.

Get rid of eye cosmetics, such as mascara.

Do not share eye cosmetics or personal eye care items.

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