What is conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is a very common eye disease, both in children and adults, which is caused by inflammation of the conjunctiva.
This thin, transparent membrane, which covers the inside of the eyelids and the white part of the eye, is protected by the tear, which dilutes and helps eliminate germs and external irritants. However, sometimes this protection is not enough, and the conjunctiva becomes inflamed, its small blood vessels become more visible and the eye takes on a reddish appearance.
In the vast majority of cases, conjunctivitis does not pose a serious threat to visual health, although some forms of the disease can significantly affect the cornea and cause vision impairment.