Allergic Conjunctivitis


  • Pink Eye’ is a general term for ‘conjunctivitis’ – inflammation and often redness and injection of the membrane covering the front of the eye and lining the insides of the eyelids – there are many kinds:
  • “Allergic” Conjunctivitis – see the first image, the cartoon:

○ almost always redness of the eye and swelling of the lids

○ typically major itching

○ discharge/pus is rare

○ it is NOT contagious

○ treated with topical/oral antihistamines or steroids