Conjunctivitis | Pink Eye - Causes

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Conjunctivitis | Pink Eye-Causes

Bacterial conjunctivitis is often caused by bacteria such as staphylococcus and streptococcus.

  • The viral type is often associated with an upper respiratory tract infection, cold, or sore throat.
  • A history of close contact with a family member or any other individual with a "pink eye" is also commonly elicited.
  • Allergic conjunctivitis may be caused by intolerance to substances such as cosmetics, perfume, or drugs.
  • Environmental irritants such as smoke or fumes may cause conjunctivitis or pink eye.
  • Any type of conjunctivitis or pink eye is aggravated by dryness of the eyes.
  • Conjunctivitis or pink eye may be transmitted to the eye by contaminated hands, washcloths or towels, cosmetics (particularly eye makeup), false eyelashes or improper usage of contact lenses.
  • Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called Ophthalmia Neonatorum and must be treated immediately to preserve sight.

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vijay57

my eye sight is very weak i use the speccus pls tell me treatment of eye sight

Wear dark glasses if you have Pink ey and are going out in the sun, also have tissue paper as running eyes is common. Frequent hand washes as indicated in the article is very important to prevent infection from person to person.

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