The medical term for pink eye is conjunctivitis, and it’s an infection that affects the inside of the eyelid and the thin, clear covering of the white part of the eye (called the conjunctiva). When the tissue becomes inflamed, the blood vessels swell and turn red, making the white area of the eye look pink. View full article »
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If you’ve experienced red, itchy eyes, you may have wondered whether it’s a symptom of allergies or dry eyes or a more serious condition, such as an eye infection. Here is an overview of the symptoms associated with both types of ailments.
Recognizing World Health Day, April 7, 2011
During your life, you may have experienced a variety of infections – some minor, some more severe. Despite the type of infection, it is important to provide appropriate care to avoid serious health concerns.
The focus for World Health Day 2011 is Combat Drug Resistance. Individuals are encouraged to stay healthy and avoid overuse of antibiotics and antimicrobial medicines; participate in regular exercise programs; practice good hand washing; pursue preventive care options; and schedule a doctor’s appointment to treat infections in the early stages – especially when it comes to vision and oral health. View full article »