This is the most likely cause of red eye. Your eye will appear red and there may be discharge, your eyes will feel gritty, burning and watery. It can affect one or both eyes. There are several different types and it is best to visit us to determine which type is affecting your eyes.
Treatment: Following visiting us further treatment may be required this may involve being referred to the eye department to check from further complication, or may involve the instillation of Chloramphenical drops every four hours for ten days until the infection clears (the optician will advise you what is best for your eyes). It is important if you suspect that you have conjunctivitis to use separate towels from any family members and keep hygiene levels high to minimise the risk of infection to other individuals. Some types of conjunctivitis require no treatment and will clear up by them selves over the course of a few weeks.