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What are the signs of an eye infection compared to eye allergies?
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Itchiness
Usually allergy is causes 'itchy eyes'.
Also allergy is more likely to be bilateral than infection. An infectious conjunctivitis can cause a thicker discharge causing the eyelashes to stick together in the morning. Either way see an eye doctor for help.

In brief: Itchiness
Usually allergy is causes 'itchy eyes'.
Also allergy is more likely to be bilateral than infection. An infectious conjunctivitis can cause a thicker discharge causing the eyelashes to stick together in the morning. Either way see an eye doctor for help.
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