Conjunctivitis

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.

Last Updated: December 6, 2009

Author: Jan Nissl, RN, BS

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MPH, FRCSC, MD - Ophthalmology

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