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What causes pink eye?

What causes pink eye?

Viral infection: Sometimes bacterial infection can compound the original infection. ...Read more

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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What causes pink eye ?

What causes pink eye ?

Multiple: You can have exposure internally or externally. You can get it from lake swimming. It can be from make-up, etc. There are over 100 different types. Most are benign or self limited. Persistence means evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can cause pink eye?

What can cause pink eye?

Mostly viral: The overwhelming majority of "pink eye" cases are due to viral conjunctival infection. This is usually self limited, dramatic looking, and moderately contagious. There are other causes of eye redness. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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What causes pink eye to happen?

What causes pink eye to happen?

Agree w/ Dr. Edwards: Virus is probably the most common cause of pink eye, but there are also other causes. See one's doc if there is cloudy thick goopy discharge as one may have a bacterial pink eye. A painful pink eye could be a sign of glaucoma. Pink eye may also be seen with auto immune disorders in which case there may be inflammation in the iris. See doc for persistent unusual uncomfortable pink eye. ...Read more

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What causes pink eye and how can I cure it ?

What causes pink eye and how can I cure it ?

See an Eye MD: There are numerous possible causes of conjunctivitis. Cannot be diagnosed over the computer. You need to see an eye md asap. ...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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This is my 3rd time waking up with pink eye this year and i'm fed up. Sometimes it's 1 eye, sometimes it's both. Is it possible my cat is the cause?

This is my 3rd time waking up with pink eye this year and i'm fed up. Sometimes it's 1 eye, sometimes it's both. Is it possible my cat is the cause?

Yes possible: Get checked by an eyemd to distinguish allergic conjunctivitis from viral conjunctivitis. Both are possibilities in your situation and have different treatments/managements. ...Read more

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What causes rid if pink eye fast?

Pink eye: There is no way to cure pink eye quickly. The more common viral infections will often last 7-10 days no matter what you treat them with. Bacterial pink eye (usually with thicker drainage) may resolve more quickly with antibiotic drops. ...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


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