August 29, 2016


What noninfectious conditions cause pinkeye, what are noninfectious pinkeye symptoms, and how are they treated? (Part 2)

Chemical pinkeye

Chemical pinkeye can result when any irritating substance enters the eyes. Common offending irritants are

  • household cleaners,
  • sprays of any kind,
  • smoke,
  • foreign objects in the eye,
  • smog,
  • industrial pollutants.

Prompt, thorough washing of the eyes with very large amounts of water is very important if an irritating substance enters the eye. A doctor or local poison-control center should be contacted at once, even if the irritant or chemical is thought to be safe, as some of the most common household products like bleach and furniture polish can be very damaging. Continue Reading

Reviewed on 5/12/2016