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What is conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis is sometimes also called pink eye. It is one of the most common conditions that affect the eyes. It occurs when the outer layer of the eye and the inside of the eyelids becomes inflamed. This may be caused by an infection, viruses or allergens.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Eye injuries


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