Infectious conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva usually caused by viruses or bacteria.
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Conjunctivitis may be confused with blepharitis, which is inflammation of the edges of the eyelids. Viruses, like the kind that can give you a cold, can cause conjunctivitis, too. Cataract Treatment: The purpose of the Southern Cross Medical Library is to provide information of a general nature to help you better understand certain medical conditions.