Inflammation of the mucous membranes surrounding the eye causing the area to become red and irritated. The membranes may be irritated because of exposure to heat, cold or chemicals. This condition is also caused by viruses, bacteria or allergies.
Inflammation of the most superficial layer of the eye, characterized by redness and often accompanied by a discharge. Conjunctivitis can be caused by certain infections, but is also associated with some types of vasculitis.
Inflammation of the conjunctiva, characterized by a pink eye. The cause is either infectious or allergic; the term "pink eye" really refers to the viral variety, but is commonly used for any type of conjunctivitis. Other symptoms include burning, discharge, dryness, itching, light sensitivity, eye pain or discomfort, stickiness, tearing and chemosis.
Commonly known as “pink eye”, conjunctivitis is inflammation of the clear membrane that covers white of eye and inner eyelid surfaces. Grittiness, redness, swelling and discharge may be present. There are many different causes; some are contagious.
(kun-junk-tih-VI-tis) or "pink eye": Inflammation of the conjunctiva. Characterized by discharge, grittiness, redness, and swelling. Usually viral in origin, but may be bacterial or allergic; may be contagious.
The Condition"...Newborn infants with conjunctivitis must be evaluated for gonococcal and chlamydia conjunctivitis (sexually transmitted diseases), however, staphylococcus, streptococcus, and other infectious agents must be considered as well..."