A highly contagious acute conjunctivitis marked by inflammation of the pre-auricular node and follicles. It causes redness, mucous discharge, dilated blood vessels, photophobia, irritation, and increased tearing. It is mainly caused by adenovirus but can also arise from herpes simplex virus, picornavirus, human immunodeficiency virus, poxvirus, and varicella-zoster.

Also Known As

  • Pink Eye