They say eyes are the mirrors of one’s heart. Though said poetically, this can be taken into account from the medical perspective as well.
Eyes are very sensitive and can be infected twice as much as other organs. it is also one of the major senses and an impacted vision can be particularly dangerous.
Through this blog, we aim to discuss one of the most common reasons for eye infection-the pink eye, its causes as well as the treatment.
What Is Pink Eye?
Also known as conjunctivitis pinkeye can be referred to as the reddening of the transparent part around the eyeball also called the conjunctiva.
It could either be a viral, bacterial, or allergic infection and is usually painless but can vary from person to person.
While the latter is caused due to accidents, the former two can be due by infections respectively
There are numerous symptoms one might experience if affected by the condition.
👉 Pink Or Red Eyes – It is an obvious symptom and perhaps from where the condition gets its colloquial name.
👉 Open Tear Ducts – You might experience that your eyes are watering uncontrollably.
👉 Discomfort While Moving The Iris – Some have reported experiencing it as if something is stuck in their eye. You may want to note that it is a sensation, not an actual foreign particle.
👉 Inability To Open The Eyes – This can be attributed to the water that forms a thick crust on your eyelids making it difficult to open.
👉 Photo Sensitivity – Due to all these one cannot bear to look at a source of light directly.
Bacterial, Viral, or Allergic- Adenovirus is considered to be the main mastermind behind pink eyes. Bacterial ones usually occur when you are infected with bacterial diseases.
Allergic one can develop to a special medicine, use of unclean lenses, or entry of dust.
Some are irritated by the same and rub it zealously accentuating the effect.
How Does It Spread?
Usually, it spreads if the secretion from an infected person’s eye reaches a normal person.
This is especially true for bacterial and viral ones. When it comes to allergies you need to stay away from anything that triggers the following response in your eyes.
How To Take Care Of It?
👉 Visit A Doctor – Doctors can pinpoint the kind of pinkeye you might have. Usually, the viral ones and bacterial ones can be treated with simple ones while allergic ones might require antihistamines.
👉 Put A Wet Cloth Over The Eyes – This can be particularly relieving when there is a burning sensation in the eyes. This also does away with the irritation otherwise felt. Do make sure the cloth is clean and doesn’t have a thread poking out.
👉 Lubricate Your Eyes – For this, all you can do is to pour simple garden variety eye drops and close your eyes for a while.
👉 Do Not Expose Yourself To Bright Or Dim Lighting – Avoid extreme lighting conditions and let the eye get its rest.
👉 Clean Your Eyes Frequently – This should be done to prevent their spreading as well can keep your eyes cool.
How Long Does It Last?
A simple one gets resolved within a week or two. However, if the causes don’t meet any of the stated above visit a doctor at the earliest.
Tips For Prevention
👉 Do not touch your eyes unnecessarily
👉 Use glasses while going out in the dust
👉 Do not leave your contact lenses for a long period of time
👉 Eat plenty of leafy vegetables to replenish Vitamin A.
👉 Use only clean bed compliments like linen or pillowcase.
👉 When a product is near its expiration, chances are you might want to replace it with something safer.
👉 Go for organic and natural cosmetics. Chemical burns are a reason for its reddening so try not to irritate it.
In case you come in contact with someone suffering from the disease, make sure to wash your hands before doing anything else.
Use gloves while dealing with their medication. Don’t look them directly in the eyes.
Maintain a healthy distance. disinfect all of their clothes without fail.
Taking care of your eyes is very important and therefore must be considered to be a serious task. Wash it and protect it as much as you can.