Monday, November 12, 2007

Pink Eye Epidemic Quieting Down

It seems like the epidemic that struck Saipan about a month ago is starting to quiet down. We're still seeing a steady trickle of cases, but nothing like the huge numbers we were seeing at first. Here is the worst case I saw. Yes, that stuff on the left side is the conjunctiva (the white tissue on the surface of the eye -- here really really red) actually coming out from between the eyelids. She couldn't close her eye because of the tissue hanging out.

4 comments:

James said...

That must have hurt. Hopefully you have healed her doc.

Boni said...

Why do our own eyes start to water and feel irritated when looking at photos like this?

Melanie said...

Omigosh! That is awful! Horrible case! My son has pink eye right now and thank goodness, nothing like that!

bradinthesand said...

...looks like something out of resident evil.