Pink eye, an eye condition medically referred to as Conjunctivitis, is caused by an inflammation of the membrane covering the inner part of the eyelids and the white of the eyes, called the conjunctiva. When inflamed, the vessels contained in the conjunctiva become dilated which makes them more visible and gives the pink appearance to the eye. Fortunately, even as its symptoms can get very discomforting, conjunctivitis in itself does not pose a threat to one’s vision. Keep reading to learn more about the ten symptoms of pink eye.
The most classic and determinant symptom of conjunctivitis is that one or both eyes become red or pink. The white area of the eyes’ the anterior part of the eye reddens visibly, similar to the appearance of eyes in the aftermath of crying. In fact, bilateral involvement is frequent in bacterial conjunctivitis – starts with one eye than spreads to the other eye while viral conjunctivitis is more likely bilateral from the start.
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