Whenever any pathogen like bacteria or virus affects the delicate eye structures infection occurred there. Pink eyes are very common in children, but it is not just a disease of the children. Millions of Americans, children, and adults have pink eyes every year. The disease is common in children for several reasons. Pink eyes are usually caused by contact with hands, and children (especially younger ones) are more likely to rub their eyes and not wash their hands properly. Infectious conjunctivitis spreads easily in environments where there are children nearby, such as at school or daycare. Maybe your eyes itch and start to turn pink. Could it be an infection? Your doctor can make the last call, but there are important signals to watch out for and that can give you some clues.
An infection of your eye can manifest itself in different ways. It depends very much on the part of the eye that has the problem. For example, you may have symptoms in your, eyelid, Cornea (the luminous surface that covers the outside of the eye) and Conjunctiva (a thin, moist area that covers the inside of the eyelids and the outer eye layer). It may also occur due to wearing contact lenses. Eye infection can be recognized by pain, redness, itching, burning or irritation of eyes and abnormal discharge from the eye. The common eye infection is treated with oral medications or eye tubes and eyedrops.