Conjunctivitis

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Conjunctivitis (also called pink eye[1] or madras eye[2]) refers to inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids).[1] It is most commonly due to an infection (usually viral, but sometimes bacterial[3]) or an allergic reaction.

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Classification

Classification can be either by cause or by extent of the inflamed area.

By cause

By extent of involvement

Blepharoconjunctivitis is the dual combination of conjunctivitis with blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids).

Keratoconjunctivitis is the combination of conjunctivitis and keratitis (corneal inflammation).

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