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Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Conjunctivitis
" pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva.
In brief: Conjunctivitis
" pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva.
Hence conjunctivitis.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David G. O'Day
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