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

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Pink eye

Classic adult pink eye is generally caused by a cold virus.
...This is quite common and varies in severity...Not sure what you are referring to with a regular eye infection...

In brief: Pink eye

Classic adult pink eye is generally caused by a cold virus.
...This is quite common and varies in severity...Not sure what you are referring to with a regular eye infection...
Dr. Theodore Wu
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