Symptoms usually appear 24 to 72 hours after exposure in the case of bacterial conjunctivitis and 5 to 12 days in the case of viral conjunctivitis. Caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, these infections can occur in one or both eyes and can rarely worsen if left untreated. Fortunately, we have the information you need to identify and treat them. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the transparent membrane that covers the eyelid and eyeshadow.
This membrane is called the conjunctiva. When the small blood vessels in the conjunctiva swell and irritate, they are more visible. This is what causes the whites of the eyes to look reddish or pink. Conjunctivitis is also called conjunctivitis.