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What to do if I have pink eye (conjunctivitis), what happens if I don't get treatment?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not to worry

There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days.
There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. Almost all clear without treatment.If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go back to your ophthalmologist for a second look.

In brief: Not to worry

There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days.
There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. Almost all clear without treatment.If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go back to your ophthalmologist for a second look.
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