Eye infections develop as a result of bacterial, fungal or viral substances that enter the eye and cause symptoms such as redness, pain, discharge and dry eyes. It is important to determine the cause of the infection in order to prescribe the best treatment approach.

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is an infection and inflammation of the conjunctiva, the membrane that lines the eyelid and eyeball. This common condition is caused by a viral or bacterial infection and gives the eye a pink or red appearance. Treatment for pink eye depends on the cause of the condition, but may include antibiotics or over-the-counter drugs.