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Pink eye

Conjunctivitis, also known as Pink Eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid

The red colour appears when the small blood vessels begin to become inflamed.

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Conjunctivitis Causes

Typically conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria or a virus and is highly contagious. However other irritants such as shampoos, environmental factors, eye drops or even some parasites have been known be a source.

Viral conjunctivitis

​Viruses, including the ones associated with colds and flu, can get into the eye and create a watery discharge

Bacterial conjunctivitis

Bacteria getting into the eye can leave a thick discharge.  This is usually through poor hygiene, rubbing the eyes, dirty makeup applicators or contact lens not being properly cleaned.

Allergic or fungal conjunctivitis

Environmental irritants such as pollens, produce symptoms much like those of viral conjunctivitis, depending of the severity of the seasonal hay fever.  Symptoms will come and go.

Pink eye Treatment

Knapp Optometrist can discover the underlying cause of your conjunctivitis and provide remedies to soothe your symptoms and protect your eyes from harm.

We will discuss your medical history, any allergic reactions or recent illnesses you’ve experienced, your eye makeup and/or contact lens usage, and other potential factors in your condition.

  • From there, we can prescribe treatment methods such as:
  • Medicated eye drops or artificial tears to soothe and protect the eye
  • Treatment for injuries or other external irritants
  • Antihistamines and lifestyle changes to relieve allergy symptoms
  • Changes to your eye makeup or contact lens cleaning regimen
  • Switching you to a different type of contact lenses

Don’t let conjunctivitis make you miserable and pose risks to your ocular well-being.

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