What Is Pinkeye?

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2. Causes of Pinkeye

Pinkeye occurs as a result of inflammation of the conjunctiva. The inflammation may be caused by exposure to irritants or infection. This means that pinkeye has several possible causes that lead to different types of the condition. Irritants that can cause pinkeye include smoke, dust, pollen, and chemicals like pool chlorine.

This type of pinkeye usually clears after exposure to the irritant stops. Pinkeye that doesn’t clear even though you are not exposed to any known irritant could be caused by an infection.


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