Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) Topic Guide
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis): Pink eye (conjunctivitis) refers to a condition that makes the whites of the eyes look pink or red. Causes include colds, allergies, bacteria, fungus, parasites, and eye medications or cosmetics. Less commonly, autoimmune conditions and other rare conditions may be the cause. Pink eye tends to resolve within 5 to 10 days. Bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotics. Hand washing and good hygiene can help prevent conjunctivitis.
Dry Eye Syndrome Dry eye syndrome is a disruption of the normal mix of tear layers that coats and lubricates the eye. The condition is most common in people over 40 years of age, and women tend to suffer it more than men. Causes may range from activities like excessive screen use to serious disorders of the glands and other medical causes. There is no known cure for this disorder, but it can be managed with eyedrops, humidifiers, and other medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.
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