Pink EyePink eye is an infection of the eye that is common to both children and adults, and can occur for a variety of reasons. Pink eye is a bothersome condition, but it does not often seriously affect vision.
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Tissue lines the inside of the eyelid and outer eye and keeps the eye properly moist. Because of infection, blood vessels in this clear layer (conjunctiva) can become inflamed in a condition commonly known as “pink eye,” a name that is based on the pinkish color that the eyes become from inflamed blood vessels.
Pink eye is an infection of the eye that is common to both children and adults, and can occur for a variety of reasons including viral infection, bacterial infection, sexually transmitted infection, allergic reaction, or substances that aggravate the eye such as dirt, smoke and pool chlorine.