Pink eye is the most obvious symptom of conjunctivitis, which involves inflammation of the clear
membrane covering the white part of the eye and interior lining of the eyelids. Pink eye can refer
to all types of conjunctivitis, or just to its contagious forms. Conjunctivitis may also cause youreye to hurt or itch.
How can you tell what type of pink eye you have? The way your eyes feel will provide some clues
- Viral conjunctivitis usually affects only one eye and causes excessive eye watering and a lightdischarges.
- Bacterial conjunctivitis affects both eyes and causes a heavy discharge, sometimes greenish.
- Allergic conjunctivitis affects both eyes and causes itching and redness in the eyes andsometimes the nose, as well as excessive tearing.
Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis:
The best way to handle this problem is to strictly avoid rubbing the eyes and wash the eyes with cold water whenever itching occurs. Your eye specialist would have given you one of many anti allergic eye drops, which may need to be put for many months. Do consult your eye specialist regularly. Redness may be a result of Computer Vision Syndrome. The patient is best advised to take short breaks from monitor viewing, blink frequently & use lubricant eye drops. Consult the ophthalmologist to rule out dry eye.