Health Tip: Is it Pinkeye?

(HealthDay News) -- Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is a common, often highly infectious inflammation of the conjunctiva, the eye's outermost layer and inside of the eyelid.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these common symptoms of pinkeye:

  • Swelling and redness of the inside of the eyelid and/or white area of the eye.

  • An increase in tear production.

  • Crustiness on the eyelid and/or lashes.

  • Discharge from one or both eyes that may be yellow, white or green.

  • An itchy or burning sensation, or a feeling that there's something gritty in the eye.

  • Increased sensitivity to light.

Related Articles

Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.

Health News is provided as a service to Sharp Web site users by HealthDay. Sharp HealthCare nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please read the Terms of Use for more information.