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pinkeye:

see conjunctivitisconjunctivitis
, inflammation or infection of the mucosal membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, usually acute, caused by a virus or, less often, by a bacillus, an allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical.
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pinkeye

[′pink‚ī]
(medicine)
A contagious, mucopurulent conjunctivitis.
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For pinkeye that's triggered by an allergy, create a cool compress using a damp, wrung-out clean cloth.
Bovine pinkeye, the most common eye disease of cattle worldwide, affects not only the conjunctiva surrounding the eye, but also the cornea itself, and in severe cases causes blindness.
Once, all of us children came down with pinkeye. Mamie came each evening to doctor us before bedtime.
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CAIRO: The number of people infected with conjunctivitis, also referred to as pinkeye, has decreased by nearly 50 percent and the rate of infection is slowing down, Ministry of Health spokesperson Abdel Rahman Shahin said.
Egypt's Health Ministry said Monday that students who caught pinkeye virus would be given a fortnight vacation as the virus outbreak in three governorates was linked to farmers' burning of rice straw causing a seasonal smog.
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Moose appear to be particularly susceptible to infectious keratoconjunctivitis (IKC) or "pinkeye." This is a bacterial infection (Moraxella spp.) that causes corneal opacity and ulceration in many wild and domestic ungulates.
That is the sort of thing your mother used to say when you poked yourself or got hit by a linedrive or gave yourself pinkeye.
The most common health impact of this contamination is severe stomach upset, but swimmers also can get earaches, pinkeye, respiratory ailments, and even more serious ill nesses like meningitis and hepatitis.