Conjunctivitis

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Conjunctivitis is infection or irritation of the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and part of the front covering of the eyeball. Conjunctivitis (or pinkeye) may cause the white part of the eye to look pink or red and may cause yellow or green drainage from the eye.

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine