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Pink Eye

Pinkeye's Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

 

What is Pinkeye?

Pinkeye, which is also called conjunctivitis, is an eye ailment that causes the inflammation of the eye's conjunctivia. Conjunctivia refers to the very thin clear tissue that is present over the white part of the eyes and in the lining inside the eyelids. Experts say that pinkeye can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies and irritants. 

 

Symptoms of Pinkeye

The symptoms of pinkeye vary due to the cause of the illness but there are general symptoms observed for this illness. Common symptoms include:

Increased tears

Redness of the inner eyelid and white part of the eye

Thick yellow discharge that usually crusts over the eyelashes

Burning eyes

Itchy eyes

Increased sensitivity to light

Blurred vision

 

Treatment for Pinkeye

Pinkeye can lead to other more serious eye infections if not treated and the protocol varies based on its cause. A healthcare provider should be consulted to prevent further damage to your eyes.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, Urgent Clinics Medical Care can provide treatment for pinkeye. You may have your eyes examined and receive prompt medical care at any of our clinics in Pearland, Champions, The Woodlands and 3 locations in League City: Creekside, Marina Bay and Tuscan Lakes. If diagnosed with pinkeye, antibiotics can be prescribed which will kill the bacteria and help to prevent complications. If you are in pain, there is no need to prolong your discomfort. Visit any Urgent Clinics Medical Care location for rapid and effective medical treatment for conjunctivitis.

You may also request an appointment at Urgent Clinics Medical Care by calling 843-874-3681.


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