Introduction: Conjunctivitis


Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection

Conjunctivitis: This term describes a group of diseases that cause swelling, itching, burning, and redness of the conjunctiva, the protective membrane that lines the eyelids and covers exposed areas of the sclera, or white of the eye. Conjunctivitis can spread from one person to another and affects millions of Americans at any given time. Conjunctivitis can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, allergy, environmental irritants, a contact lens product, eyedrops, or eye ointments.1

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         Contents for Conjunctivitis:

1. excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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