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Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, commonly called "pink eye", is swelling (inflammation) or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids and part of the eyeball.  Symptoms can include one or more of the following:

  • Redness of the eye(s)
  • Blurred vision 
  • Crusts that form on the eyelid overnight
  • Eye Pain
  • Gritty feeling in the eyes
  • Increased tearing
  • Itching of the eye
  • Sensitivity to light

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The Texas Department of State Health Services requires that children with suspected pink eye be excluded from school.  The child may return to school with permission and/or permit is issued by a physician or local health authority or when symptom free.