The infection occurring in the conjunctiva that lines the eyelid is called conjunctivitis. Popularly known as pink eye, conjunctivitis mostly occurs due to an allergic reaction or an infection. The inflammation that results from it causes swelling of the small blood vessels, which, in turn, gives a pink or red cast to the white portion of the eyes.
Causes Of Conjunctivitis
Direct contact with an infected person, Unhygienic surroundings, Eye strain, Bacteria, Virus, Irritating substance or material in the eyes, Allergies, Ophthalmia neonatorum, Environmental factors, such as smoke, dust, or pollen, Chemical splash in the eye.
Eyes turn reddish, Itching in the eyes, Watery secretion from the eyes, Pus formation in the eyes, Redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid , increased amount of tears, Thick yellow discharge from the eyes, which crusts over the eyelashes, especially after sleep, Green or white discharge from the eye, Burning eyes, Blurred vision, Increased sensitivity to light, Inflamed eyes .