Or perhaps he caught a mild viral form of pinkeye—medically known as conjunctivitis.
According to the CDC and most texts, conjunctivitis has three distinct causes.
Trachoma, a virulent form of conjunctivitis, is a communicable eye disease which must be carefully safeguarded.
conjunctivitis is due to a germ, and will spread unless checked.
Hence the stickiness of the margins of the eyelids during the sleep of a patient suffering with conjunctivitis.
No cramps, no pain in the stomach or intestines, nor conjunctivitis.
The Morax-Axenfeld bacillus sets up a conjunctivitis which affects individuals of all ages and conditions and which is contagious.
In 1877 I saw him again suffering from conjunctivitis, without perceiving any squint; no examination respecting it was made.
The symptoms appear to be conjunctivitis, headache, dyspepsia and anæmia.
In some cases there was photophobia, and he has also found paralysis of accommodation and conjunctivitis.
conjunctivitis con·junc·ti·vi·tis (kən-jŭngk'tə-vī'tĭs)
Inflammation of the conjunctiva, characterized by redness and often accompanied by a discharge.