Pink Or Red Eye
Pink eye is a broad generic term for conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis a an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane(conjunctiva) that lines the eyelid and the sclera. It is caused by a bacterial or viral infection, allergic or contact lens related. Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis can be highly contagious and easily spread especially among schoolchildren. Conjunctivitis usually does not affect vision long term. Most treatment modalities are antibiotic, steroid and allergy drops. Severe case may require oral antibiotics and steroid medications.