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Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva - a thin, transparent membrane that covers the surface of the inner eyelid and the front of the eye. Learn more about pink eye symptoms and treatment here.

Types of conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is the term for inflammation of the delicate membrane that covers the white of the eyes and lines the inside surfaces of the eyelids.

How to deal with pink eye

When children go back to school, cases of a highly contagious infection called pink eye (conjunctivitis) are always likely to rise.

Pink-eye blues

Anyone who has suffered from "pink eye" will tell you that it's a force to be reckoned with, and that the itchiness and discomfort is enough to drive you up the wall.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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