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Is pink eye a form of the herpes virus?
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Pink eye, by definition, is conjunctivitis caused by bacterial infection.
Majority of conjunctivitis (red eye) are actually caused by different viruses.

In brief: No
Pink eye, by definition, is conjunctivitis caused by bacterial infection.
Majority of conjunctivitis (red eye) are actually caused by different viruses.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Kenneth Gordon
Ophthalmology
In brief: Maybe
Pink eye or conjunctivitis has many causes, and herpes viral infection is one possible cause.

In brief: Maybe
Pink eye or conjunctivitis has many causes, and herpes viral infection is one possible cause.
Dr. Kenneth Gordon
Dr. Kenneth Gordon
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