Pink Eye

Understanding and Managing Pink Eye

If you’ve ever experienced the discomfort of reddish, itchy, and swollen eyes, especially during childhood, you might have encountered pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis. Plano Eye Associates is here to provide insights into this common condition and offer expert care for quick relief.

What is Pink Eye?

Exploring Conjunctivitis
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is the infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva—the transparent membrane covering the white part of the eye (sclera) and lining the inner surface of the eyelid. This condition often presents with redness, itching, and swelling, accompanied by tearing that produces a sticky discharge, leading to crust formation, particularly during sleep.

Contagious Nature: Pink eye is highly contagious, affecting one or both eyes. While more common in children, adults can also be affected.

Major Causes of Pink Eye

Managing Symptoms

  • Stay at home until watery discharge ceases to prevent spreading.
  • Visit your doctor immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • Mild pink eye may resolve on its own, but more severe forms can cause corneal scarring.

At Plano Eye Associates, we are dedicated to providing expert care and guidance for managing pink eye symptoms. If you’re experiencing discomfort, don’t hesitate to reach out for a consultation.

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