Conjunctivitis Symptoms & Causes

What is conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. The conjunctiva consists of the membrane that lines the inside of the eye as well as a thin membrane that covers the actual eye.

What causes conjunctivitis?

There are many causes of pink eye, including the following:

In this section, only allergic conjunctivitis will be addressed.

What are the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis?

Each child may experience symptoms differently, but the most common symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis include:

  • itchy eyes
  • watery discharge
  • swelling of the eyelids
  • redness of the eyes
  • stringy discharge from the eyes