Pink eye

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?

A: NO!

 

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.