Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
What is pink eye?
The term "pink eye" is often used to describe any condition that makes the whites of the eyes appear pink or red. There are many causes, but the most common is conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the layer of tissue overlying the white of the eye). The two most common causes of conjunctivitis are infections (for example viral, bacterial) and allergies.
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