A 35-year-old member asked:
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in what way can i get pink eye over night?

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Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Not overnight: Your exposure to bacteria can take 24-48 hours to result in clinical conjunctivitis. You may have symptoms when you wake, but the exposure was long before you went to sleep.
Answered on Feb 2, 2014

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