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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Is it possible to get pink eye from getting your own fecies in your eye?

Is it possible to get pink eye from getting your own fecies in your eye?

Unlikely: The eye surface is very good at resisting insult from bacteria if it is intact. Probably not a good thing to do this on a regular basis but one exposure is not likely to be a problem. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pink eye and how common is it?

What are the causes of pink eye and how common is it?

Pink Eye: Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink" in other severe conditions, like uveitis, acute glaucoma. Therefore, a diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is essential. I have seen patients who have been diagnosed with "pink eye" in emergency rooms. Iritis was the correct diagnosis. In short yes!. ...Read more

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Does pink eye cause headaches?

Does pink eye cause headaches?

General description: "pink eye" is slang for any conjunctival inflammation which can be caused by an extremely high number of possibilities. Some of these causes can cause periocular pain ; headache. A careful assessment by your eye doc should help pinpoint any problems. ...Read more

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Does pink eye always cause itching?

Sometimes: Eyes that look red (so-called "pink-eye") can be due to many things including bacterial and viral infections, allergies, inflammations, etc. Typically allergic conjunctivitis produces itch. Itching is occasionally noted with bacterial and viral conjunctivitis as well, but less commonly. Blepharitis can produce itching on the lid margins. ...Read more

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Is pink eye caused by fecal matter?

Is pink eye caused by fecal matter?

rare: Most pink eyes are spread from others with pink eye and include bacterial and viral origin. I can imagine that fecal matter might cause an infection but have difficulty imagining how it got into the eye. I do not recommend trying this. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


Feces (Definition)

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