Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) Directory
Pinkeye, also called conjunctivitis, is redness and swelling of the thin tissue lining the eyelids and the white part of the eye. Pinkeye is common among children, but may occur at any age. It is most often caused by a virus, which can be easily spread to other people. Other common causes of pinkeye include bacterial infection and allergies. One or both eyes may be affected. Pinkeye is usually mild and goes away within a few days with treatment. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how pinkeye/conjunctivitis is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
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