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How do I know exactly what is pink eye and how does someone catch it?
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Pink eye
Classically is a viral infection of the outer coating of the eyeball, the conjunctiva.
It is extremely contagious and is caught by exposure to infectios secretions, much like catching a cold.

In brief: Pink eye
Classically is a viral infection of the outer coating of the eyeball, the conjunctiva.
It is extremely contagious and is caught by exposure to infectios secretions, much like catching a cold.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
In brief: Pink eye
It can be caused by either a virus or a bacteria.
It is transmitted through the hands of an infected individual touching an unaffected person and then that person touches their eye(s).

In brief: Pink eye
It can be caused by either a virus or a bacteria.
It is transmitted through the hands of an infected individual touching an unaffected person and then that person touches their eye(s).
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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