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A 38-year-old member asked:

Sinus infection and pink eye, related?

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Yes, possibly: Very common, especially in viral colds-sinuses issues to have eye issues. If symptoms persist seek out care.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can you get pink eye if you don't have a cold or sinus infection?

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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
From someone else: If you yourself are not infected with a cold or upper respiratory infection, then you most likely came into contact with someone or something that was carrying the virus. Once you came into contact with the virus you touched your eye and infected it.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How to tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
When it's caused...: ...By a sinus infection and there's redness and swelling around the eye, that's called periorbital or preseptal cellulitis. When there is no or minimal swelling, but there is redness and pain and maybe discharge, that's pinkeye. Note that you can have both at once, that periorbital cellulitis can happen without a sinus infection, and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish which came first.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2018

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