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The Conjunctivitis Curse (incantation unknown) is a curse that causes irritation in the target's eyes,[1] forcing them to swell shut.[2] The Oculus Potion is able to counteract this curse.[3] Dragons are particularly susceptible to this curse, as their hide makes them resistant to most spells, while their eyes remain vulnerable.[1]

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
Viktor Krum 24 November, 1994 Used on the Chinese Fireball dragon he faced during the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. However, because the dragon could not see, she crushed some of her eggs that she was protecting, which lost Krum points.[1]
Olympe Maxime June 1995 - November 1995 Used to force Golgomath's companions to drop Rubeus Hagrid when the giants became hostile towards them.[4]

Etymology

"Conjunctivitis" is the technical term for "pink eye," demonstrating its effects of irritating the eye and causing it to shut.[5]

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task) - The Chinese Fireball facing Viktor Krum was made temporarily blind from this spell.
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 20 (Hagrid's Tale)
  5. WP favicon Conjunctivitis on Wikipedia
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 23 (The Yule Ball)
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 19 (The Hungarian Horntail)