Allergic Conjunctivitis | Overview

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What is conjunctivitis?

A clear, thin membrane called the conjunctiva covers your eyeball and the inside of your eyelids. If something irritates this covering, your eyes may become red and swollen. Your eyes also may itch, hurt or water. This is called conjunctivitis, also known as “pink eye.”

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 09/00

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