Pink eye (Conjunctivitis)


  • Post By : Dr Arpitha Rao Consultant Ophthalmologist, Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad.

  • Source: Microbioz India

  • Date: 02 Aug,2023

How to avoid getting and spreading ?

Pink eye is highly contagious

Pink eye in this season is mostly caused by adenovirus. It can be caused by several bacteria.


  1. Redness and swelling
  2. Watering and discharge
  3. Grittiness and irritation
  4. Itching and burning
  5. Crusting of the eyelids and eyelashes

See your doctor

if you have pink eye or any of the following

  1. Eye pain
  2. Sensitivity to light or blurred vision
  3. Eye redness
  4. Worsening of the symptoms
  5. Cloudiness of the cornea
  6. A weakened immune system
  7. Per existing eye conditions

Measures to Protect from pink eye

  1. Keep your hands clean
  2. Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes
  3. No sharing of personal items like hand towels, soap and pillowcases
  4. Disinfect the surfaces
  5. Cover coughs and sneezes to prevent the spread of germs
  6. Social distancing, avoid crowded places
  7. Skip swimming
  8. Avoid wearing contact lenses if you have pink eye

Taking care

  1. Visit a doctor as soon as possible and take medications / precautions as advised.

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