Pink Eye: What It Is, and How to Deal With It

pink_eye1School is back in full swing: And so are germs. One of the most common eye conditions for our precious kids to spread around is conjunctivitis, or pink eye. Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the membrane covering the inner eyelid and most of the eyeball. This inflammation causes the normally clear membrane to turn red, usually with some type of discharge. There are two types: Infectious and noninfectious. Treatment depends on making an accurate diagnosis: bacterial pink eye is best treated with antibiotic drops, while viral conjunctivitis goes away without treatment. Want to know more? Check out this article. Think you or your child have pink eye? We can help. Contact Newton Eye Care Center at (989) 667-9393.