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It is also known as pink eye. It is an infection or inflammation of the transparent membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of the eyeball.

Causes of Conjunctivitis:

  • Bacteria.
  • Viruses.
  • Allergies: such as pollen, dust or smoke.
  • A foreign object in the eye.
  • Irritants such as shampoos, dirt.

Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis can spread easily from person to person, but it`s not a serious health risk if detected early.

Symptoms of Conjunctivitis:

  • Redness in one or both eyes.
  • A gritty feeling in one or both eyes.
  • Itchiness.
  • Thick yellow discharge that crust over the eyelashes during the night and may prevent the eye from opening.
  • Teary eyes
  • Blurred vision.

Prevention of Conjunctivitis:

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Don`t touch your eyes with your hands.
  • Use a clean towel everyday.
  • Don`t share towels.
  • Change pillow cases often.
  • Don`t share eye cosmetics or personal eye care items

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