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Is pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) painful?

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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not usually: Bacterial pink eye (conjunctivitis) usually feels as though there may be something in the eye or may itch or tear.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) supposed to be painful?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Can be: Bacterial conjunctivitis can be painful or irritating, however if the pain is severe or coupled by blurring, sensitivity to light or associated with local swelling then there may be other underlying conditions requiring further investigation with a trained eye doctor.

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