What is Conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis meaning Synonym(s): Pink Eye, Red EyeInflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, which is the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eye. Conjunctivitis is commonly caused by a bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction, or a blocked tear duct (in babies). Conjunctivitis can also occur as part of a hypersensitivity reaction to certain antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.
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