Signs and Symptoms of Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. The signs and symptoms of conjunctivitis include:

  • Redness in one or both eyes
  • Itchy eyes (especially in pink eye caused by allergies).
  • Burning eyes (especially in pink eye caused by chemicals and irritants).
  • A gritty feeling in one or both eyes.
  • Watery or discharge from the eyes
  • Swelling or puffiness of the eyelids
  • Green or white discharge from your eye
  • Crusting or matting of the eyelashes upon awakening
  • Sensitivity to light, called photophobia.
  • Blurred vision (in severe cases)
  • Have some vision loss or pain (if this is the case, see a doctor or optometrist straight away)

It is important to note that conjunctivitis can be caused by a number of factors, including bacteria, viruses, allergies, or environmental irritants. The specific symptoms may vary depending on the cause of the condition.