How does the prevalence of bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) vary by sex?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Karen K Yeung, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Answer

Males and females have equal natural resistance to bacterial conjunctivitis. Differences in infection rates may reflect environmental and behavioral patterns, such as the higher rate of contact lens use among women.


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