Redness of the conjunctiva aka pink eye.
Depends on the organism.
Viral: Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis: most commonly Adenovirus serotype 8 and others; Enterovirus 70 causes hemorrhagic conjunctivitis; as well as Coxsackievirus and Adenovirus.
Every class of organism can infect the conjunctiva so history and cultures are important.
Can also be allergic and due to chemical irritation.
Usually an antibiotic eye drop for 10 days: quinolone and aminoglycosides both come in eye drops, which one you use makes little difference.
Last Update: 06/11/18.