This condition happens when the membrane that lines the eyelid (conjunctiva) becomes red, usually due to an infection or allergic reaction.
Pink eye happens when the membrane that lines the eyelid (conjunctiva) becomes red. It is also known as conjunctivitis. Some causes of pink eye include:
If the pink eye is caused by a virus or bacteria, it can spread easily from one eye to the other, or from person to person.
Pink eye is common in children. It results in redness of the eye's conjunctiva and drainage from one or both eyes. The type of drainage typically depends on the cause.
Some other symptoms associated with pink eye include:
Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of pink eye or conjunctivitis.
Here are some questions to ask your healthcare provider.
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