Pink eye (Conjunctivitis)
Pink eye is caused by an inflamed or infected eye. Patients may have tearing, itching, swelling and redness of one or both eyes. It can be accompanied by a small amount of discharge that appears clear to yellow-green. The condition does not cause permanent vision loss and most people will recover without treatment within a few days. If you are at home with pink eye: Wash your hands frequently; keep shared items clean such as towels, washcloths and pillowcases; ask your family members to stay home from school or work if they have symptoms; treat it as any other bacterial conjunctivitis with antibiotic drops (only if < 4 years old); use cool compresses for pain relief.