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Does pink eye cause blindness?
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Pink eye is a "cold"
No, pink eye is a viral infection of the conjunctiva that will run a typical course in about a week, just like the common cold.
There can be temporary vision disturbances in some cases but there is no risk of permanent vision loss or blindness.

In brief: Pink eye is a "cold"
No, pink eye is a viral infection of the conjunctiva that will run a typical course in about a week, just like the common cold.
There can be temporary vision disturbances in some cases but there is no risk of permanent vision loss or blindness.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: No but...
The bacterial eye infection called trachoma, which is not seen much in the usa, can start initially as a conjunctivitis and slowly progress to blindness.

In brief: No but...
The bacterial eye infection called trachoma, which is not seen much in the usa, can start initially as a conjunctivitis and slowly progress to blindness.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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