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How can you tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: It's not easy
You can't always know where the infection started.
Also, some infections appear very similar to each other. More importantly, viral infections - like pink eye - do not need to be treated, while others - like bacterial eyelid infections - need medication. Knowing the origin does not necessarily help, so it is best to see your eye doctor.

In brief: It's not easy
You can't always know where the infection started.
Also, some infections appear very similar to each other. More importantly, viral infections - like pink eye - do not need to be treated, while others - like bacterial eyelid infections - need medication. Knowing the origin does not necessarily help, so it is best to see your eye doctor.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. James Hunter
Ophthalmology
In brief: You can't
Only an eye care provider such as an ophthalmologist or optometrist can make that distinction.

In brief: You can't
Only an eye care provider such as an ophthalmologist or optometrist can make that distinction.
Dr. James Hunter
Dr. James Hunter
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