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Are conjunctivitis and pink eye the same thing?

Pink eye is another common name for conjunctivitis. Some people use the term pink eye to describe infective conjunctivitis, especially conjunctivitis that is caused by viruses.

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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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