Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Conjunctivitis Underlying Cause

The most common causes of conjunctivitis include:

  • Allergies
  • Chemical exposure
  • Infections:
    • Bacteria
    • Virus

Additional causes of conjunctivitis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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