We see kids with pinkeye often! Our team of professionals will evaluate your child's red eye quickly and with great compassion and care. We are able to evaluate for scratches or objects in the eye and can prescribe the best medicine for your child if needed.
The medical term for pinkeye is conjunctivitis. It is inflammation of the surface covering the eyeball and the inside of the eyelid. This leads to redness, swelling, and sometimes discharge (watery or thicker "goopy" fluid).
There are four big categories that cause pinkeye: bacterial, viral, allergic, and chemical. Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis infections are contagious. They are best prevented by hand-washing. You should seek medical care when your child has signs of pinkeye. The treatment depends on the cause and extent of the illness.