, irritation of the eye, has many causes and one of them is viral.
When your eye is irritated it will turn pink however, this does not necessarily mean that you have "pink eye
." "pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva and it will clear up on its own; however, if it worsens or lasts too long it may be bacterial requiring antibiotic treatment
. See your pcp.
Answer assisted by Morgan Daul, Medical Student