Conjunctivitis or pink eye is a common eye condition which can have  Symptoms from mild ocular irritation to severely debilitating corneal scars.

Conjunctivitis can spread rapidly in communities and cause multiple reinfections within a group of people so its important to understand how disease transmits and how to prevent it.

It spreads by fomites or inanimate objects.

Precautions to prevent spread of conjunctivitis.

  • Never share personal items such as washcloths, hand towels, bedsheet, pillow covers.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and avoid rubbing or touching your eyes.
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially when spending time at school or in other public places.
  • Keep a hand sanitizer nearby and use it frequently.
  • Frequently clean surfaces such as countertops, bathroom surfaces, faucet handles and shared phones with an antiseptic cleaner.
  • Avoid dust and dirty environment.
  • Avoid contact lens use.
  • Avoid swimming.
  • Clean your eye with eye wipes. Don’t touch your eye unnecessarily.

Please consult your eye doctor immediately and seek help if you think you have conjunctivitis.