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Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is redness or irritation of the conjunctivae, the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids and the membranes covering the whites of the eyes. These membranes react to a wide range of bacteria, viruses, allergy-provoking agents, irritants, and toxic agents.

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Terms related to Pink Eye:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Eye Redness
  • Red Eye