Pink Eye Conjunctivitis
The eye doctors at Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center provide examination, diagnosis and treatment of Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye for patients of all ages. Conjunctivitis, or “Pink Eye”, is the term used to describe inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the very thin membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye (the sclera). It is most commonly referred to as “red” or “pink” eye and can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection, allergies or environmental irritants. Symptoms of conjunctivitis may include:
Regardless of the cause, conjunctivitis should not cause a decrease in vision. More serious conditions, such as damage to the cornea, very severe glaucoma or inflammation inside the eye can also cause the conjunctiva to become inflamed and pink. If your case of “pink eye” affects your vision or you experience eye pain, you should schedule an appointment.