What does a waterery orangey red colour discharge mean from an eye that has conjunctivitis?

Conjuntivitis. Most cases of viral conjunctivitis have mild discharges if any. This heavy, purulent type of discharge may need to be cultured and treated with an antibacterial ophthalmic ointment along with warm compresses. An ophthalmologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise you and treat this condition.

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How to get rid of conjunctivitis? Got red / sore / watery eyes / yellow discharge

Time. Most viral conjunctivitis resolves on its own. Depending on the cause, ophthalmologists can help you. Otherwise supportive therapy for a few weeks like artificial tears, hand hygiene, etc. Read more...