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All About – The ‘Pink Eye’

What is Pink Eye?

Pink eye, this term might be new to you, but you definitely must've heard 'Conjunctivitis'. This condition is an infection of conjunctiva, a transparent membrane that lines your eyelid and covers the white part of the eyeball.

When small blood vessels become inflamed, visible, it causes the white layer to appear reddish or pink.

How does a person get pink eye?

There are few factors that cause the pink eye.

  1. Bacterial
  2. Viral infection
  3. An allergic reaction or
  4. Opened tear duct in new born babies

Most cases of pink eye are caused due to the virus or bacteria, including the deadly corona virus.

And because pink eye can be contagious, early treatment is advised as it can prevent the spread through direct or indirect contact with the water that drains from the eyes of an infected person.

Pink Eye Symptoms

  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • A gritty feeling
  • A liquid discharge that prevents your eye lids to open in the morning
  • Tearing

How long does pink eye last?

Mostly , the conjunctivitis stays only for a week or two. It get's irritating for the eyes. To make it comfortable, most people try out home remedies to cure it quickly.

Read below the treatments and prevention for pink eye.

Pink Eye Treatment

How to get rid of pink eye?

Say 'no' to contact lenses. Your lenses are most probably infected and could make you sick again if you wear them again. Instead, buy a new pair after you go back to wearing contact lenses.

This goes without saying: Avoid eye makeup for the time being. Also, throw out the old eye makeup, buy new once your eyes are healthy again.

Some remedies can help ease the pain of pink eye. Lubricate your eyes with eye drops or put warm compresses on your eyes. A warm washcloth can help the dried mucus to loosen up that sticks to your eyes.


Good hygiene is always an answer to control the spread of pink eye.

  • Avoid touching your eyes with your hands
  • Wash your face thoroughly after cleaning your makeup
  • Don't share eye cosmetics or personal items
  • Use a clean towel to wipe your face

Practice good hygiene and use clean items to prevent the infection from spreading.

Contact Kenia Eye Hospital

If you suffer from pink eyes for more than a week, it may worsen the eyes. That's when we advice to see a doctor and ask for his opinion.

Consult Kenia Eye Hospital now if you -

  • Are having trouble seeing
  • Become sensitive towards light
  • Experience the pink eye for a week or more
  • Feel your eyes are producing a lot of mucus

Book an appointment now to correct your eyes before it gets worse.