Can You Tell Me How to Get Rid of Pink Eye?

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Pink eye is also called conjunctivitis, it is a kind of eye disease. The disease is an inflammation or infection on the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the white part of your eyeball and lines your eyelid. Since the small blood vessels in the conjunctiva are inflamed, they're more visible. Then your eyes appear to be pink or reddish. Followings are some methods help to get rid of pink eye:
  • Use non-prescription artificial tears.
  • Use lubricating eye ointments.
  • Use allergy eyedrops (for allergic pink eye)
  • Keep your eyelids clean: You can wash them with a mild soap.
  • Reduce your time on screen: You can take eye breaks during long tasks.
  • Put cold compresses on your eyes.
  • Remove your contact lenses and keep them clean.
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I am 81, my right eye lid is swollen, the upper edge of the lid is red.  Not sure this is Pink Eye.  Had it in my childhood once.  Wanted more information, the answers you have given are clear and helpful.  Trying to see doctor today.
Although pink eye might go away on its own, it takes long time. An eye doctor always has something to help speed up the recovery.
Sounds like blepharitis to me, as I had that before. Go to eye dr to get a prescription eye drop.  Use hot compresses 4-5 times a day, and use Johnson's Baby Shampoo to clean your eye lids 2-3 times a day.