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Conjunctivitis is often called "pink eye" or "red eye" because it can cause the white of the eye to take on a pink or red color. Symptoms of pink eye can vary but typically include redness or swelling of the white of the eye.


Classic symptoms can include:

  • Pink or red color in the white of the eye(s)
  • Discharge from the eye(s)
  • Itchy or scratchy eyes
  • Crusting of eyelids or lashes sometimes occurs

Pink Eye: What To Do

Little girl rubbing her eyeDiscusses causes and treatment, suggestions on when to call or visit a doctor, and practical tips to prevent pink eye from spreading.