Could be Conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin layer lining the inner lid and covering the white of the eye.
Treatment ‘There are three types of conjunctivitis. While your immune system can usually fight off viral conjunctivitis, antibiotic eye drops can help bacterial conjunctivitis,’ says David. If the itchiness is down to an allergy, use antihistamine drops or tablets.
When to worry If you experience significant pain or loss of vision, seek immediate advice.