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Who can tell me the difference between pink eye and an eye infection?

My eyes appear red and i feel itches. My friend said it is eye infection. But my mom said i got a pink eyes. So, can you tell me the difference between pink eye and an eye infection? And What's wrong with my eyes, pink eyes or eye infection?
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  • Robert ja


    Yeah, you are right. It is really a tough work to distinguish the pink eyes and the eye infection. Nevertheless, I know there are some differences between them. First of all, pink eye is the common result for viral infection of the eye. Of course, it will affect one of your eyes; even sometimes your two eyes will be affected. For instance, your eyes are red, have a clear discharge, and may be a little swollen. Meanwhile sometimes your eyes are light sensitive to other things and usually are irritated. Although it like the pink eyes are serious, but it is not painful, which is much different with the eye infection. While, infection is more severe, painful, this will reduce your vision. At the same time, you will feel the swelling. Hope these tips can help you to distinguish them. If you are still not sure, you can ask help for your ophthalmologist.
  • Zachary eddy


    Although the symptoms of eyes infection and pink eye are almost the same, there exists the essential difference. The pink eyes are actually the infectious conjunctivitis which have the infectious role. It can pass to the next people through the touch with one thing or direct seeing. However, the eye infection is just the damage of eyes through the irritating things, stimulating sand or dust which don't have the infectious work. About your actual situation, you'd better go to see the doctor and accept the treatment which will get recovery soon.
  • cecil


    Both of them are right, because of pink eye is a kind of eye infection. Pink eyes are also called conjunctivitis, which is one of the most frequent eye problems. It is mainly caused by the inflammation of the conjunctiva that is the membrane covering the white of the eye and inside of the eyelids, the eyes would appear in redness and itchness. Eye infection includes bactieral or viral conjunctivitis, pink eye belongs to the bactieral conjunctivitis.