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Conjunctivitis

Eye

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an infection of the inner part of the eyelid (the conjunctiva). One or both eyes become red with drainage and crusting. If the infection starts in one eye it can easily spread to the other eye. It is also easily transmitted to other individuals by casual contact.
Conjunctivitis is one of the most common eye infections in the United States. It most often affects school-age kids and is a major cause of school absences resulting in over 3 million missed school days every year. Read on for more information about pinkeye and how it is treated.

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