Many parents have received that dreaded phone call from a school nurse, teacher, or daycare provider requesting their child be picked up immediately from school due to probable “pink eye”? Though “pink eye” is layperson terminology, it has become synonymous in people’s minds as a highly contagious eye infection. But is this true? This article will review a variety of causes of a pink eye, the differences in presentation of each, appropriate treatment depending on cause, and the likelihood of transmission to another person.
Medical Basics: Is it “Pink Eye”?
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