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A 30-year-old female asked:

My eye is red, swollen on the to eye lid and there is a white to light yellow discharge. i currently have a cold as well. what could be wrong.

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Dr. Edward Stevenson
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
Virus: Likely viral conjunctivitis. The tissue around your eye is similar to the tissue in your nose and throat and gets irritated in a similar fashion
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