A 49-year-old member asked:
How to determine if i have pink eye?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dr eval: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation.
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LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What could I do to determine if I have pink eye/conjunctivitis?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 35 years experience
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to determine which kind of pink eye you have?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
You can't: Generally only trained professionals can determine the type of pink eye you have. Most cases of pink eye are caused by viruses and are self-limited - that means they get better without treatment, like a cold does.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
What is pink eye?
10 doctor answers • 23 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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