Viral Conjunctivitis Definition, Symptoms and More

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Symptoms

In addition to viral conjunctivitis causing the eye to take on a pink hue or appear bloodshot, there may be some swelling of the eyelid. The eyes may become more sensitive to bright light and feel itchy. Symptoms may also be accompanied by a watery, tear-like discharge and the eyelashes may become crusty, especially after sleeping.

Viral conjunctivitis tends to affect one eye first. However, due to the watery discharge, it's easily spread to the other within a few days.

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