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Pinkeye - Preparing For Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What are your main symptoms?
  • How long have you had your symptoms?
  • Have you had any vision changes, increased pain in the eye, or increased sensitivity to light?
  • Have you had this problem before? If so, do you know what caused the problem at the time? How was it treated?
  • Do you wear contact lenses or eyeglasses?
  • Does anyone in your family or at your workplace have signs of an eye infection, such as drainage from the eye or red and swollen eyes?
  • Have you been exposed to fumes or chemicals?
  • What home treatment measures have you tried? Did they help?
  • What prescription or nonprescription medicines have you tried? Did they help?
  • Do you have any health risks?

    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: October 31, 2013
    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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