An inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid.Pink eye can be irritating, but it rarely affects your vision.
- A chemical splash in the eye
- A foreign object in the eye
For fatigue or eyestrain, try to rest your eyes. No treatment is necessary.
Avoid touching the infected eye.
Apply cool or warm compresses throughout the day.
Do not use eye makeup or wear contact lenses until the infection has cleared. (Throw away items like these that you used in your infected eye.)
Wash your hands frequently.
- A gritty feeling
- A discharge that forms a crust during the night that may prevent your eye or eyes from opening in the morning
Do NOT share anything that has touched the eye of someone with this contagious condition — like pillowcases, sheets, towels, or eyeliner.
Wash your hands right away if you have come in contact with someone with conjunctivitis.
Wash out any chemicals or objects from your eye immediately.