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.
Glaucoma Glaucoma can be caused by a number of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve, typically by elevating pressure inside the eye, which is called intraocular pressure (IOP) or ocular hypertension. Symptoms begin slowly and include vision loss and irregularities, eye pain, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Beta-blockers, Alpha-adrenergic agonists, and prostaglandin analogs are drugs used to treat glaucoma. Sometimes surgery is necessary, especially with congenital glaucoma. The disease is not curable, but can be managed.
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