Pinkeye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the covering of the eyeball and inside of the eyelid). This inflammation may lead to redness, tearing, discharge, itching, and pain. Pinkeye is also called conjunctivitis.
Notice that over time you are having more difficulty
Have a family history of open-angle glaucoma, are age 40 or
older, and have not had an eye exam in more than a year. You may need to be
examined by an eye specialist (ophthalmologist or
optometrist) for signs of glaucoma.
glaucoma and develop symptoms of side effects from the glaucoma medicines
that you are taking. See the Medications section of this topic.
Watchful waiting is not appropriate if you have
symptoms of sudden (acute) closed-angle glaucoma. See the When to Call a Doctor
section of this topic.
If your doctor detects that you have a
slight increase in the pressure in your eyes (intraocular pressure, or IOP) and you have no other risk factors for glaucoma, your
doctor may not treat it right away. But you will need to have the pressure in
your eyes checked regularly, and you will need regular eye exams to make sure
you are not developing glaucoma.