What Eyes Can Reveal About Your Health | The Doctors

They say the eye are the windows to our souls but they are also the windows to our health. What Eyes Can Reveal About Your Health. This video discusses the things that your eye can tell your doctor. Dr. Elise Brisco discusses how your eyes are the windows to your health. Pink or red eyes can indicate arthritis, allergies, bacterial conjunctivitis, dry eyes, Herpes Simplex Keratitis, or an eye infection from contaminated make up. Learn health tips for using eye makeup and find out what you can do about your eye issues. Watch this Video:

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an irritation or inflammation of the conjunctiva, which covers the white part of the eyeball. It can be caused by allergies or a bacterial or viral infection. Conjunctivitis can be extremely contagious, and is spread by contact with eye secretions from someone who is infected.
Symptoms include redness, itching, and tearing of the eyes. It can also lead to discharge or crusting around the eyes.
It’s important to stop wearing contact lenses while affected by conjunctivitis. It often resolves on its own, but treatment can speed the recovery process. Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with antihistamines. Bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotic eye drops.- Mayo Clinic

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