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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can viral pink eye be spread from the liquid in one eye to the other?

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Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Yes: Viral conjunctivitis can be very contagious and spread from eye to eye, or person to person. Good hygiene is very important to stop the spread.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How to treat pink eye before you spread it?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Most are viral: When around other people don't get close and do not touch them, particularly when you have touched your eye. There is no specific treatment if this is viral (unless it is herpes), and if there is pus, it is getting worse, or it is affecting your vision see an eye doctor asap.

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Last updated Jul 19, 2013

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