Pink Eye

Pink eye facts

  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis) can be due to infectious or noninfectious causes.
  • Infectious pink eye is highly contagious.
  • Infectious pink eye can be caused by bacteria or viruses.
  • Avoiding contact with infected people, disinfection of household surfaces, and good hygienic practices can help prevent the spread of infectious pink eye.
  • Noninfectious pink eye can be caused by allergy,chemical irritation, underlying inflammatory diseases, or trauma.
Reviewed on 2/14/2014

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