Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is inflammation of the outermost layer of the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid. It makes the eye appear pink or reddish. There may also be pain, burning, scratchiness, or itchiness. The affected eye may have increased tears or be "stuck shut" in the morning. Swelling of the white part of the eye may also occur. Itching of the eye is more common in cases due to allergies. Conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes.
Related Journals: Journal of Eye & Cataract Surgery; American Journal of Ophthalmology; JAMA Ophthalmology; British Journal of Ophthalmology; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Progress in Retinal and Eye Research.