Signs and Symptoms of Pink Eye
Redness in the eye, irritation and watering are common symptoms of pink eye. However, the vision will be clear and the pupils will show normal reactivity.
• Viral- Itching and watery discharges are the commonly observed symptoms. It is often linked to an infection of the respiratory tract, common cold or sore throat.
• Bacterial- Bacterial conjunctivitis is usually caused by pus-producing bacteria. It is characterized by an opaque, stringy, grayish or yellowish discharge of pus that causes the eyelids to stick to each other. Acute infections can cause pain.
• Chemical- When an acidic or alkaline substance goes into the eyes, it causes mild burns that turn the cornea white. Testing the ph balance of the eyes using litmus paper is the easiest way to confirm a diagnosis of chemical conjunctivitis.