Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) is the swelling or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin and filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye. Signs and symptoms may occur in one or both eyes. The most common causes of conjunctivitis are infections (viral or bacterial), allergies or irritation from something in the environment.

Signs and Symptoms include:

There are three types of conjunctivitis:
Practicing good hygiene can help prevent the spread of conjunctivitis. People who are infected should wash their hands often, avoid touching their eyes, avoid reusing towels or washcloths and should change their pillowcase frequently.

If you or your child show signs or symptoms of conjunctivitis you should contact us for treatment.

This message was brought to you by Friedberg Eye Associates and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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