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A 29-year-old female asked about a male:

6 year old doesn't seem unwell or have a rash now but has complained of bright light without his glasses on, and has been rubbing eyes should i worry?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Probably not: But you should have his pediatrician take a look at his eyes. Simple allergic or viral conjunctivitis causes increased tearing which blurs lights making them appear brighter and scattered. The itching caused will make a 6 or 60 year old rub their eyes also.
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