- ‘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.