Couldviral conjunctivitis (pink eye) become bacterial?

Word confusion. The lay and medical community both use overlapping terms for inflammatory conditions of the eye linings. If its pink, whether due to viruses, hair spray or bacteria, some will call it pink eye. Any goopy eye from non bacterial caused may become contaminated by bacteria over time most do not as the tears have some anti bacterial properties.
No. True "pink eye" refers to bacterial conjunctivitis. Most of the conjunctivitis are caused by viruses.

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