What is pink eye?
Pink eye, a bacterial infection of the conjunctiva (the eyes'
mucus membrane), is spread by physical contact (touching the
bacteria then touching your eyes). Pink eye is very contagious and
can spread to both eyes but can usually be treated with mild
antibiotics. If you have pink eye, see a doctor and don't
return to school or work until the redness decreased and the doctor
says you're no longer contagious.