After Swimming, The Eyes Are Red, Are You Getting 'red Eye Disease'?

- Jul 25, 2019-

The summer vacation has come, and the major swimming pools have become hot spots for summer. However, some children will have an itchy eyes, eye pain, and red eyes after swimming. What is the reason? Is it suffering from "red eye disease"?


Shen Tong, director of the Department of Ophthalmology at Ruijin Hospital of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, told Huo Yong News that the public said "red eye disease", medically known as "acute conjunctivitis." After swimming, the eyes are red, not necessarily suffering from acute conjunctivitis. The pool needs to be disinfected, so hypochlorous acid will be present in the water. If you don't wear a protective goggles and your eyes are stimulated, it will turn red. However, this kind of environment will fade after a while.


But if the eyes are red, you still feel a sense of foreign body, burning, and even itching, tears, then you should be alert, may be infected with acute conjunctivitis. Acute conjunctivitis is mostly transmitted by bacteria and viruses and is infectious. It is a way of transmission by rubbing your eyes with dirty hands, rubbing your eyes with unclean towels, and unclean pool water.