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My eye is dry and pink is that a pink eye?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Not necessarily

Redness is just a sign of ocular surface inflammation.
Dry eye disease does cause ocular surface inflammation, but so does an infection, allergic or chemical exposure. Have you eyes examined to determine the reason your eyes are inflamed.

In brief: Not necessarily

Redness is just a sign of ocular surface inflammation.
Dry eye disease does cause ocular surface inflammation, but so does an infection, allergic or chemical exposure. Have you eyes examined to determine the reason your eyes are inflamed.
Dr. William Dieck
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Dr. Victor Bello
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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. The most challenging part in medicine and surgery is making the diagnosis.

In brief: 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. The most challenging part in medicine and surgery is making the diagnosis.
Dr. Victor Bello
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