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Pink eye or conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the clear membrane, known as the conjunctiva, which covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids.
Pink eye and conjunctivitis are the same medical condition. Pink eye is fairly common in children and even adults.
There are several types of pink eye.
According to the American Journal of Infection Control, more than three million school days in the U.S. are missed every year due to acute conjunctivitis.
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On a Monday morning, about an hour and a half after I dropped my oldest son off at school, I received a call from the school nurse. “Your son is here with a red and itchy eye.” Oh-no.
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Dr. Gong describes pink eye.
Dr. Gong explains the causes of pink eye and discusses treatments.
Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelid. There are many causes of conjunctivitis.
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