Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)- Minnesota Dept. of Health

Conjunctivitis ("Pink Eye")

Conjunctivitis is an eye infection that may cause redness and discharge from the eye, sometimes with pain or itching.  It is often called “pink eye” because it can cause the white of the eye to become pink or red.  Conjunctivitis is most commonly caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergens.

  • Conjunctivitis ("Pink Eye") Basics
    General information about conjunctivitis, including a fact sheet for patients and parents of young children.

  • For Health Professionals
    Information about conjunctivitis for health professionals, including clinical manifestations of the common causes and infection prevention measures.

  • For the Ophthalmic Care Setting
    Information on infection prevention and control for conjunctivitis in the ophthalmic care setting.

Updated Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:11PM