Woke Up with Swollen, Itchy, Eyes - Is it Pink Eye?

Woke Up with Swollen, Itchy, Eyes - Is it Pink Eye?

by Shearly (SU)
If you have experienced symptoms like these, you are not alone. Conjunctivitis, or inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye, is the most common of all eye disorders, and it affects both men and women equally. While the label “pink eye” actually refers to bacterial conjunctivitis, there are a number of other causes, including viruses, allergies, dry eyes, and inflammation of the eyelid. Treatment will depend on the underlying problem so it is important that you know what to look for and when to seek medical attention.