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Does pink eye lead to other eye problems?
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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Sometimes
Pink eye or viral conjunctivitis can be mild or very severe.
Most cases are self-limited and the eye recovers back to normal after 2-3 weeks. In severe cases you can have corneal inflammation with vision loss and significant scarring of the conjunctiva. These cases require stronger topical prescription eye drops and can cause permanent change or loss of vision.

In brief: Sometimes
Pink eye or viral conjunctivitis can be mild or very severe.
Most cases are self-limited and the eye recovers back to normal after 2-3 weeks. In severe cases you can have corneal inflammation with vision loss and significant scarring of the conjunctiva. These cases require stronger topical prescription eye drops and can cause permanent change or loss of vision.
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