Conjunctivitis – is it bacterial or allergic?

  • Haley Van Wyk
Keywords: conjunctivitis, allergy, bacterial

Abstract

Conjunctivitis is a condition that causes redness and inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and inside of the eyelid.1-5 People often refer to conjunctivitis as “pink eye”.5 Conjunctivitis may affect children and adults.1 There are many potential causes of conjunctivitis, including bacterial or viral infections, allergies, or a non-specific condition such as a foreign body in the eye.1,4 All types of conjunctivitis cause a red eye, although not everyone with a red eye has conjunctivitis.

Author Biography

Haley Van Wyk
BPharm
Published
2019-02-12
Section
Eye Care