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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can bacterias of my face (if i touch my face with hands dirty) pass to my pillow, than pass to my eye, and cause pink eye?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: The microbial environmental material ordinarily on your face constantly enters your eye and you are resistant or immune to that. Pink eye is due to viral transmission by direct contact from another individual with the active disease.

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Last updated Oct 6, 2016

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