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is pink eye a form of the herpes virus?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Pink eye, by definition, is conjunctivitis caused by bacterial infection. Majority of conjunctivitis (red eye) are actually caused by different viruses.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Herpes virus: The herpes virus can cause eye disease and is one potential cause of pink eye. It is not by far one of the most causes of pink eye though. See an eye doctor.
Dr. Kenneth Gordon
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Maybe: Pink eye or conjunctivitis has many causes, and herpes viral infection is one possible cause.

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