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Conjunctivitis is a condition in which the layer of cells covering the front of your eyes (the conjunctiva) become inflamed, resulting in a variety of unpleasant symptoms.
This is one of the most prevalent eye illnesses affecting people in the UK, commonly known as pink or red eye. It’s caused by a bacterial or viral infection (known as infective conjunctivitis), or an allergic reaction, and it’s highly contagious; catching it early and preventing it from spreading to others is critical.
A stye (hordelum) is a lump on the inner or outer surface of your lower eyelid. The bump is usually small, painful, and pus-filled. It might look like a pimple. A mild stye might turn into a chalazion, which is a larger swelling/infection. Styes are infections that affect the glands in your eye and the hair follicles of your eyelashes. They are most usually caused by the staphylococcal bacterium. As these glands are responsible for keeping your eyes suitably moisturised, a stye can cause stinging and red eyes. A clogged meibomian gland, which produces a chemical that helps keep your eye moist, could be the cause of a stye on the inside of your eye. This gland can get infected, causing swelling in your lower eyelid.
Blepharitis is inflammation and irritation of the edges of both eyelids. Oil glands at the base of the eye lashes become blocked, causing redness and irritation. It is often a chronic condition, which makes it difficult to treat. Blepharitis is not contagious and does not cause sight damage.