Eye infections are common among children, as they are in close contact with their friends at school, daycare, or on play dates.
The most common pediatric eye infection is viral conjunctivitis (“pink eye”), where the white part of the eye becomes inflamed and red, with possible mucus discharge. But other types infections can occur in children.
This article will address conjunctivitis, as well as other common pediatric eye conditions parents should be aware of.
Prompt identification and treatment of eye infections are essential because they can be quite serious. Left untreated, certain eye infections may cause permanent vision loss.
When your child shows symptoms of an eye infection, it is important to have this evaluated by an ophthalmologist.
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