Viral Conjunctivitis


  • Pink Eye’ is a general term for ‘conjunctivitis’ – inflammation and often redness and injection of the membrane covering the front of the eye and lining the insides of the eyelids – there are many kinds:
  • “Viral” Conjunctivitis – see the first image, the cartoon:

○ almost always redness of the eye

○ a pus & crusted discharge

○ it is VERY contagious

○ treated with cool compresses & artificial tears

See below for a chart comparing all forms of conjunctivitis.