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Pinkeye - Check Your Symptoms

Call a doctor if:

  • There is a new difference between the sizes of the pupils.
  • The skin around the eye or eyelid is red.
  • You have blurring or loss of vision that does not clear at all when you blink.
  • You have pain in the eye, not just irritation.
  • Light is very painful for your eye.
  • You think you may have an object in the eye.
  • The eye is red, and there is a yellow, green, or bloody discharge that does not begin to go away in 24 hours. You may need antibiotics.
  • Pinkeye lasts longer than 7 days.
  • Your eye has not improved within 48 hours after you start using antibiotics.
  • You wear contact lenses, and you have pinkeye.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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