Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the membrane that covers the white of the eye and the interior of the eyelid called conjunctiva.
Inflammation gives the appearance of a red eye because this membrane contains several blood vessels and they increase in size when there is irritation.
Conjunctivitis can be bacterial, viral or allergic. Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are very contagious.
Signs and common symptoms of conjunctivitis:
• Tingling in one eye or both eyes.
• Burning, scratchy or abrasion.
• Itching or feeling of a grain of sand in the eye.
• Redness of the white of the eyes.
• Watery eyes.
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Conjunctivitis usually does not affect vision and does not cause pain. In the presence of any of these symptoms, contact a doctor immediately.
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