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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.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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