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Does pink eye always have discharge

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Best see doc today: Most conjunctivitis ("pink eye") is due to viruses; adenonvirus it the name of one of the common causes. However, "green discharge" is worrisome for a... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: Although discharge is typical of conjunctivitis, it is not present in some cases. There are many other eye problems that cause a "pink eye". See... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
What symptoms?: You must have seen an ophthalmologist ( I hope not another type of doctor) for this diagnosis. It would be unusual to have pink eye without redness o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Just be careful: Conjunctivitis (pink eye) usually is due to common cold viruses, and prevention is the same: no kissing (even a social peck on the cheek), no shared ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Any irritation?: Bilateral redness following a bout with conjunctivitis suggests incomplete treatment. Stop your eye drops after using them for a week and see an eye s... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Taub md
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Ni: Discharge usually means infection. Have you. Seen a doctor?
A male asked:
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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Viral conjunctivitis: It sounds like you have had a relatively severe form of pink eye called Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis or EKC. Unfortunately, with EKC once the acute w... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Depends: If the pink eye is from irritation or a viral infection, a cool wet compress will help it feel better. But if the pink eye is caused by a bacterial in... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not likely: Could be blocked tear duct.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Might/not: The tear duct drains tear fluid from the inner corner of your eye through a long tubular drain that hugs the inside wall of the nose before emptying n... Read More

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