Conjunctivitis is caused by inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin white layer on the outer side of our eyeball that surrounds and protects the inner layers of the eye. It is a common eye problem that thousands of people face each year. Conjunctivitis is called Netra Abhishyandam in Ayurveda, which means inflammation of the eye. As Ayurveda states, conjunctivitis is caused for the most part by the impedance of the pita and kapha doshas. It usually heals automatically within a few days, and if the condition lasts longer, it needs medical attention.