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What Causes Pink Eye In Humans
E.coli: The most common would be e.Coli.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)
"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more
Normal color: We think the pupil is black because our head, when we view someones else's eye, blocks the direct light passing back into our eyes. If the light source is on the same level as the image collecting device, then the pupil looks red which is the back of the eye's normal color. Camera flash is on the same level as the lense and so the reflected light is red which seems abnormal but is actually true. ...Read more
Where?: If you mean on the white part and there is little or no pain, yes, that is very common. It is no more serious than a bruise to your thigh and will go away without any overt treatment. It is more common in those who need blood thinners--but do not stop them. The most common cause is stifling a sneeze--let her rip. Don't "play" with it. Don't hold your breath with exertion of any kind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w/ Dr. Edwards: Virus is probably the most common cause of pink eye, but there are also other causes. See one's doc if there is cloudy thick goopy discharge as one may have a bacterial pink eye. A painful pink eye could be a sign of glaucoma. Pink eye may also be seen with auto immune disorders in which case there may be inflammation in the iris. See doc for persistent unusual uncomfortable pink eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Corneal edema: There are a couple of possibilities, but most likely you are seeing a swollen cornea which is no longer clear and therefore obscuring the view through it to the colored part of the eye (iris). This makes it look white. Other possible reasons are a mature (white) cataract or calcium covering the surface of the eye. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes of follicles in the eyes. Follicles on the conjunctiva are an inflammatory response. They can be a normal finding or a response to irritants in the air, infections such as viral conjunctivitis, infections, medications, or systemic conditions. You should have your ophthalmologist examine your eyes to help determine the cause and if treatment is necessary. ...Read more
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