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What is pink eye virual infection ?

What  is pink eye  virual infection ?

Virus Infection: Conjunctivitis, irritation of the eye, has many causes and one of them is viral. When your eye is irritated it will turn pink however, this does not necessarily mean that you have "pink eye." "pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva and it will clear up on its own; however, if it worsens or lasts too long it may be bacterial requiring antibiotic treatment. See your pcp. ...Read more

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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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How does pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

How does pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Usually the same: Pink eye is the popular term for conjunctivitis which is usually viral. The eyes can become infected by many different organisms so pink eye is simply a description but not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pink eye with a corneal infection?

How do I know if I have pink eye with a corneal infection?

Pink eye is mild: Pink eye is generally a mild eye infection that causes a pink color to one or both eyes, along with eye drainage. This may be a little uncomfortable but shouldn't cause severe pain. When an infection invades the cornea, symptoms are much more severe and painful. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Can you please tell me how pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Cause: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between pink eye and a regular eye infection?

Can you tell me the difference between pink eye and a regular eye infection?

Conjunctivitis: Pink eye is the colloquial term implying a viral conjunctivitis. Thus this type of eye infection is more contagious, but regular eye infection can include all conjunctivitis types such as viral, bacterial, allergic, etc. ...Read more

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Could a blepharoplasty cause pink eye? Is it possible for a blepharoplasty to cause someone to get an infection like pink eye? .

Could a blepharoplasty cause pink eye? Is it possible for a blepharoplasty to cause someone to get an infection like pink eye?

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Blepharoplasty: "Pink eye" is an infection in the eye. Blepharoplasty does not cause this. Surgery is performed under sterile technique. Infection from blepharoplasty is extremely rare. ...Read more

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I get eye infections cronically and do not have a eye disease and also awesome vision. I have been using pink eye relief drops also not working well.

I get eye infections cronically and do not have a eye disease and also awesome vision. I have been using pink eye relief drops also not working well.

Not bacterial : If using eye drops for infection and not getting better then it is not an infection. Please see your eye doctor for the appropriate treament. ...Read more

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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


Dr. James Krick
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more