Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Conjunctivitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Conjunctivitis **

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An eye with conjunctivitis.
ICD-10 H10
ICD-9 372.0
DiseasesDB 3067
MedlinePlus 001010
eMedicine emerg/110
MeSH D003231

*Conjunctivitis* (also called *pink eye*^[1] or *madras eye*^[2]) is
inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eye and the
inner surface of the eyelids).^[1] It is most commonly due to an infection
(usually viral, but sometimes bacterial^[3]) or an allergic reaction.


· 1 Classification

· 1.1 By cause
· 1.2 By extent of involvement

· 2 Signs and symptoms

· 2.1 Viral
· 2.2 Bacterial
· 2.3 Chemical
· 2.4 Other

· 3 Causes
· 4 Diagnosis

· 4.1 Differential diagnosis

· 5 Prevention
· 6 Management

· 6.1 Allergic
· 6.2 Bacterial
· 6.3 Viral
· 6.4 Chemical

· 7 History
· 8 See also
· 9 References
· 10 External links


Classification can be either by cause or by extent of the inflamed area.

-By cause[edit]-

· Allergic conjunctivitis
· Bacterial conjunctivitis
· Viral conjunctivitis
· Chemical conjunctivitis
· Neonatal conjunctivitis is often defined separately due to different

-By extent of involvement[edit]-

Blepharoconjunctivitis is the dual combination of conjunctivitis with
blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids).

Keratoconjunctivitis is the combination of conjunctivitis and keratitis
(corneal inflammation).

*Signs and symptoms[edit]*

Eye with allergic conjunctivitis
An eye with bacterial conjunctivitis.
An eye


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