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A 55-year-old member asked:

I have conjunctivitis in one eye and the other eye has under gone cataract surgery 2 weeks ago how serious this can be. ?

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Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Potentially: Since you are still in your post op period of your cataract surgery, you should see your surgeon to make sure both eyes are ok. Eye infections are contagious and can spread from one eye to the other. Please call your ophthalmologist to be safe...
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Dr. Rodney Remington
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Get it checked: Typically common conjunctivitis in the non surgical eye 2 weeks after surgery is not serious. I would suggest having your ophthalmologist examine it non-emergently just to ensure it actually is conjunctivitis and not something more serious.
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