What is pink eye virual infection?

Virus Infection. Conjunctivitis, irritation of the eye, has many causes and one of them is viral. When your eye is irritated it will turn pink however, this does not necessarily mean that you have "pink eye." "pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva and it will clear up on its own; however, if it worsens or lasts too long it may be bacterial requiring antibiotic treatment. See your pcp.
Virus. "pink eye" just usually means inflammation of the white covering of the eye. This is most likely caused by a virus which does not require medications, but if you wear contacts or if it doesn't resolve you should see your ophthalmologist.

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Pink eye conjunctivitis how long after infection do symptoms occur?

1-2 days. The infection will cause redness and discharge in 1-2 days after getting in your eye. Read more...
Variable. It could be from a few days to about a week and a half. Read more...

How does pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Usually the same. Pink eye is the popular term for conjunctivitis which is usually viral. The eyes can become infected by many different organisms so pink eye is simply a description but not a diagnosis. Read more...

How do I know if I have pink eye with a corneal infection?

Vision change. Most pink eye affects the conjunctival lining of the eye and does not involve the cornea. So in those cases the vision is unaffected. If your vision is changing in a major way or you have light sensitivity, then see the ophthalmologist as there are some 'pink eyes' which affect the cornea and a few other conditions which mimic pink eye. Read more...
Pink eye is mild. Pink eye is generally a mild eye infection that causes a pink color to one or both eyes, along with eye drainage. This may be a little uncomfortable but shouldn't cause severe pain. When an infection invades the cornea, symptoms are much more severe and painful. Read more...

Can you please tell me how pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Cause. Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. Read more...

Can you tell me the difference between pink eye and a regular eye infection?

Conjunctivitis. Pink eye is the colloquial term implying a viral conjunctivitis. Thus this type of eye infection is more contagious, but regular eye infection can include all conjunctivitis types such as viral, bacterial, allergic, etc. Read more...
Pink eye. Classic adult pink eye is generally caused by a cold virus....This is quite common and varies in severity...Not sure what you are referring to with a regular eye infection... Read more...

Could a blepharoplasty cause pink eye? Is it possible for a blepharoplasty to cause someone to get an infection like pink eye? .

Because . Because a surgery has been perform it is possible to have a soft tissue infection or conjunctival irritation. These risks are small, but possible and should be reviewed with you by your physician. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md. Read more...
It . It would be uncommon but not impossible to get conjuctivitis (pink eye) after blepharoplasty. With lower eyelid incision placement on the inner aspect of the lid some patients do get tissue swelling in the area, but it is rare for an infection to develop. Read more...
Hi . Hi there is always a small risk of infection after surgery. Talk to your surgeon at the time of your preoperative consultation about your concerns... Hope this helps. Read more...
Possible, unlikely. It is possible that you could develop "pink eye" after blepharoplasty but unlikely. Most often, if you were to have discoloration of the white part of the eye that is from a small amount of trauma to this tissue or temporary dryness following surgery. Read more...
Blepharoplasty. "Pink eye" is an infection in the eye. Blepharoplasty does not cause this. Surgery is performed under sterile technique. Infection from blepharoplasty is extremely rare. Read more...

I get eye infections cronically and do not have a eye disease and also awesome vision. I have been using pink eye relief drops also not working well.

Best to see. An eye doctor to tell you exactly what you have. If it is truly an eye infection, you'd need antibiotics for it. Diagnosis may be wrong, it may not be an eye infection , it could just be allergy related or other eye conditions making it look like it is infected.Perhaps wrong medication used for presumed eye infection.Get to the bottom of it before complications set in. Read more...
Not bacterial . If using eye drops for infection and not getting better then it is not an infection. Please see your eye doctor for the appropriate treament. Read more...