What is it?
Causes of pink eye:
-Infections caused by viruses or bacteria.
-Dry eyes from lack of tears or exposure to wind and sun.
-Chemicals, fumes, or smoke
Most cases are caused by poor hand washing or sharing an object with someone who already has it such as a washcloth which makes the virus get into your body, or the bacteria get into your eye.
Who does it affect and the symptoms?
-Crusts that form on the eyelid overnight
-itching of the eye
-Redness of the eye
-Sensitive to light
-It isn't life threatening at all
-It takes about 5-7 days to completely go away
-There are 2 types Virus related and bacteria related