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.