Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Conjunctivitis. " pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva. Hence conjunctivitis.
Could be any of them. The etiology (cause) of a "red eye" could be: (1) classic "pink eye" as it is referred to by the lay population. This is really a viral conjunctivitis, which just means there is inflammation of the lining of the surface of the eye (conjunctiva) caused by a virus - like a "cold" in the eye. (2) conjunctivitis - the general term defined above. (3) blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelid margins.

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What is best way for my caregiver to avoid getting blepharitis or conjunctivitis while putting drops in my eyes?

Preventive measures. Caregiver can wear gloves to hold eyelids open to administer drops &/or can thoroughly wash hands after instilling the drops (being careful not to touch own eyes until hands are washed). Read more...
Hand Washing. The best way to avoid spreading pink eye is careful and strict hand washing, and avoiding contact with things that touch your eyes, such as tissues, pillow cases, towels. Then your caregiver can safely administer eye drops to you and prevent spread of infection in the household. Read more...
Being careful. Blepharitis is rarely contagious (parasitic type). Conjunctivitis certainly can be highly contagious when virally caused. Using safe practices, such as washing hands with soap ; water before and after contact, do not touch dropper to eye or eyelids, avoid contact with any secretions, ; consider using disposable latex gloves if providing eyelid hygiene procedures. Read more...

Couldviral conjunctivitis (pink eye) become bacterial?

No. True "pink eye" refers to bacterial conjunctivitis. Most of the conjunctivitis are caused by viruses. Read more...
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. Read more...

What is the pathogen that causes pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

Virus. There are a number of viruses that can cause pink eye. Adenovirus is the most common one. Less commonly, conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria. Read more...

Pink eye conjunctivitis how long after infection do symptoms occur?

1-2 days. The infection will cause redness and discharge in 1-2 days after getting in your eye. Read more...
Variable. It could be from a few days to about a week and a half. Read more...