Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the lining of the eye (conjunctiva) due to allergy. Symptoms consist of eye redness, itching and increased tears,especially during hay fever season.
Allergic Conjuctivitis

Allergic Conjuctivitis

What Is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva – the thin, protective membrane that covers the surface of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids. Following are the causes of Conjunctivitis -

  • Bacteria,
  • Viruses,
  • Allergens
  • Other irritants like Smoke and Dust,

 

Pink eye is highly contagious and is usually accompanied by redness in the white of the eye and increased tearing and/or discharge. Pink eye is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What is Pink Eye?
 Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, involves inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, clear tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye, or sclera. The inflammation makes blood vessels more visible, giving the eye a pink or reddish appearance. The affected eye(s) may be painful, itchy or have a burning sensation. The eyes can also tear or have a discharge that forms a crust during sleep causing the eyes to be “stuck shut” in the morning.
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