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Conjunctivitis (Red eyes)

Conjunctivitis is a condition in which the conjunctiva covering the white part of the eye becomes inflamed, red, and irritated.

Symptoms

  • White of eye is red
  • Eye itching
  • Watery eye discharge

Causes

Anything that irritates or infects the conjunctiva can cause conjunctivitis. Eg. Viruses, bacteria, allergies, dry eyes

Eye ailments -10 Warning Signs

  1. Blurred Vision: you may need new glasses; it could also be a sign of cataract or serious eye disease
  2. Redness: A common symptom of inflammation of the eye
  3. Sensitivity to light: May indicate a serious infection of the eye or glaucoma in children
  4. Flashes: Indication that you may have had a retinal detachment
  5. Diabetes can lead to Blindness: Have regular check-ups if you have diabetes
  6. Severe Pain: A warning for acute glaucoma or eye infections
  7. Itching/Dryness and excessive blinking: It may be an indication of dry eye syndrome or conjunctivitis
  8. Inability to see at Night: May indicate cataract, glaucoma or vitamin deficiency
  9. Coloured halos around lights: A sign that you may have glaucoma
  10. Are you above 40? : You require complete eye exam regularly

Source: Portal Content Team



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