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What is infective conjunctivitis?

Infective conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria or viruses that infect the eye. This can occur when your eye comes into contact with fluid from an infected person. Infective conjunctivitis is contagious and can be easily spread to other people.

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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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