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Conjunctivitis (Pink/Red Eye)

What Is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis – commonly referred to as “pink eye” or “red eye” – is caused by the inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin and clear membrane which lies over the white part of the eye and inner eyelid. As the common names infer, the inflammation leads to redness in these areas.

Conjunctivitis is caused by the spread of certain types of bacteria and viruses, and can be contagious in nature. The most common types of conjunctivitis are:

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis. Caused by bacteria which infects the eye. Bacteria can be spread through contact with an infected individual or contaminated surfaces.
  • Viral Conjunctivitis. Highly contagious as this can be contracted from airborne viruses. Often accompanied by viral infections such as the flu or common cold.
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis. This is commonly caused by eye allergies which can be triggered from allergens such as pollen, dander and dust mites.
  • Redness in the whites of eye or inner eyelid
  • Watery / teary eyes
  • Thick yellow discharge that crusts over eyelashes during sleep
  • Green or white discharge
  • Itchy / burning eyes
  • Blurred vision and sensitivity to light

Vivid Eye Care - We Can Treat Conjunctivitis


Like most other bacterial infections, this is treated using prescribed oral or topical antibiotics. Additional symptoms are managed with topical treatments and over-the-counter medications.

Due to its nature, only proper symptom management can help to cure viral conjunctivitis. Eye drops, topical treatments and over-the-counter medications can assist in relieving symptoms while your body fights off the virus.

Effective treatment for allergic conjunctivitis is dependent on proper symptom management and the removal or avoidance of allergens from the immediate environment.

Our Location


Our office is part of the Cranston Market Clinic and is just two minutes off of Deerfoot Trail. Vivid Eye Care is in the same plaza as the Sobey’s and Scotiabank.

Address:

356 Cranston Road SE #1020
Calgary, AB T3M 0S9

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