What is it?
- Pink eye (aka Viral Conjunctivitis) is a Viral infection of the thin outer covering of your eyeball
- Symptoms include: redness, burning, watering, puffy/swollen eyelids (all can last 1-2 weeks)
What causes Pink Eye?
- It is most common during cold/flu season, usually a result of people touching their eyes after coughing or sneezing
FAQ about Pink Eye:
Q: Can you get pink eye if someone farts on your pillow?
Q: Can you get pink eye if someone licks your face?
A: YES! (Sad, I actually had a patient with this concern)
Q: What is the best way to prevent it?
A: Wash your hands. And make sure nobody licks your face.