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What is conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

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Conjunctivitis is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults. Often called "pink eye," it is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and the white of the eyeball, and helps keep the eyelid and eyeball moist.

From: Allergy Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 17, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 17, 2018

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