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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Closeness YES: The closeness of someone can cause pinkeye. Certain viruses such as adenovirus are airborne droplets. In close contact with someone who has this virus ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Maybe: It's possible you will get pink eye. Viral and bacterial pinkeye are contagious and they spread very easily. If you get pink eye and it's mild treatme ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
18 years experience Ophthalmology
Most commonly viral: "pinkeye" is a general term for inflammation of the white of the eye, or conjunctivitis. It is often viral, but can be bacterial or even allergic. S ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Poorly chlorinated hot tubs and pools can harbor bacteria that can cause infections.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Pinkeye is a lay term for any condition where the soft membranes of the inner eyelids or eye surface is irritated/inflamed. It can be triggered by inf ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Anything's possible: Pink eye is caused by the cold virus which is able to "live" on surfaces for several hours after being placed there. The most common transmission is f ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Pink eye: Bacterial conjunctivitis can be appropriately treated with antibiotic eye drops or eye ointment. I usually recommend keeping the child home until he ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: It is very unlikely to transmit pink eye from a cat to a human.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Pink eye is caused by the same virus that causes the common cold. It is extremely contagious and can remain infective on surfaces for hours. If you to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Irritant rxn ??: Some people are sensitive to one or more of the components of a contact solution & will develop irritation any time they use it. Continued use will li ... Read More

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