Pink eye is an inflammation of the clear layer (conjunctiva) that sits over the white part of your eye and the inner surface of your eyelids. Pink eye is fairly common and does not usually result in any long-term damage to the eye or vision. Sometimes pink eye will resolve on its own, but most types need some kind of treatment.Pink eye can be caused by the same viruses that cause colds, ear infections, sinus infections or sore throats. It can also be caused by the same bacteria that causes Chlamydia and Gonorrhea (sexually transmitted diseases).
Pink Eye Symptoms
Redness, irritation, and discharge coming from the eyes are the most common symptoms of pink eye.Conjunctivitis resolves within a week in the majority of people. In most cases, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops or ointments are the most commonly prescribed treatments. Artificial tears may also help relieve the symptoms.