What are contagion and isolation precautions for patients with viral conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Ingrid U Scott, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Patients should be instructed to take contagion and isolation precautions for at least 2 weeks or as long as their eyes are red and weeping. In particular, they should avoid contact with infants, elderly persons, individuals taking immunosuppressive or chemotherapeutic agents, and immunocompromised patients.


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