Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is an infection of the conjunctiva, the transparent mucous membrane that covers the white of your eye and lines your eyelid. The condition causes blood vessels in the conjunctiva to swell, making them more visible and turning your eye pink. Because the most common forms of pink eye are contagious, it’s important to know how to identify the condition so you can begin treatment and prevent spreading the infection to other people.
Do you suspect you or your child has pink eye? Call Fast Track Urgent Care or stop by one of our locations in Silver Spring and Kensington. Our walk-in clinic offers quick care for pink eye and other medical conditions.More